How to Cite Sources

How to Cite Sources

When doing any kind of research project, you must cite the source you used to get your information. This includes quotes, ideas and information. Use the MLA and APA guides below or the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers which is available in the Library.

Most classes at Binghamton High School will require that you use the MLA format. Use the links below to assist you with citing your sources.

Sample Paper - MLA Style
Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007).
This paper has been updated to follow the style guidelines in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (2009).

Sample Paper - APA Style

Source: Diana Hacker

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