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Citing Sources

North Central High School teachers generally expect students to use the MLA style for citing sources and typing papers. 

  • The recommended databases build citations for you.  Just make sure you choose the correct style, which is MLA 9 for most NC teachers.

MLA Style Guide - Go directly to the Modern Language Association website for templates and details on MLA citation style.

Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide - Purdue's Online Writing Lab provides numerous examples using MLA 9 format.

Academic Honesty and Plagiarism

  • Students are expected to practice academic honesty and cite sources they use for any work, whether it is a small image found through Google images or an idea for a paper.

  • Avoid plagiarizing by properly quoting and citing your sources as well as paraphrasing and crediting an article written by someone else.  If you didn't create it, cite it. 

NC's librarians recommend the following citation builders* if you feel they are helpful.

*All citation builders are only as good as the coders who create them and your ability to enter the correct information.  It is best to double check your citations.

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