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.
Tools to Detect and Prevent Plagiarism
Citation Machine - Interactive web tool helps create MLA and APA style citations.
Binghamton University MLA Guide - short guide from the BU Libraries
Binghamton University APA Guide - citing sources APA style from BU Libraries
APA Tutorial - from the American Psychological Association
MLA Citation Style - from Long Island University (easy to read, color coded guide)
APA Citation Style - from Long Island University (easy to read, color coded guide)
Sample Paper - MLA style
Source: Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007).