In Adventurer's League, you can use the Core PHB and one additional source to create your character. This is clearly stated applying to races and sub-classes (so you can't have a Purple Dragon Knight Goliath, because two separate books), but does it apply to Spells?

Specifically, If I build a High Elf Fighter, and I choose Green Flame Blade as my High Elf cantrip, am I locked into using Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide as my single additional source?

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Yes, with some exceptions.

The AL FAQ v. 7.1 says it all:

Which Spells Can I Learn?

Spells are a class option; any new spells learned by advancing in a class or by feats are subject to PHB+1.

Characters that can prepare spells from a spellbook may copy spells even if those spells aren’t normally found in your character’s PHB+1.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You can get the "season 7" version from dmsguild.com/product/208178/DD-Adventurers-League-Players-Pack — this (as of this comment) includes FAQ v7.1. \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Commented Sep 10, 2017 at 15:48
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    – T.J.L.
    Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 13:49

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