When we are working on research projects, students are always encouraged to use both online and print resources. A good starting point is the Multnomah County Library Homework Center. Here you use online databases, encyclopedias, and other sources organized by librarians. We practiced this in class; for some resources, you will need a library card.
Here is a link for OSLIS.org, an online citation maker (through which citations can be downloaded to Google Docs) for students to use when creating bibliographies. There are many other online citation makers, including BibMe and EasyBib. With these, the writer can obtain a complete citation by simply typing the URL of a website or the ISBN number of a book. However, citations must be copied and pasted into Google Docs.
If you are trying to cite sources, it may help you to review this document, called "Citing Sources at daVinci." This document can help with things like parenthetical citations.
PPS Language Arts Adoption
PPS has adopted two units per grade from Inquiry by Design for Middle School. Newsela, an online nonfiction text source is also part of this adoption. The District has also purchased two new novels for use in each grade. Copies of these will be available as part of Readers' Workshop.