IF YOU ARE QUOTING ONLY ONE SOURCE IN YOUR PAPER
​Source Type ​What to Cite ​Examples
Book​ ​The page number(s)

The man's adventurous spirit rose up when he "turned loose and struck out downstream" (123).
 

The man's adventurous spirit rose up when he "turned loose and struck out downstream" (123), yet the strength of the tide nearly caused him to abandon the mission.

​Poem The line number(s) ​The poem portrays the belief of hope as a sort of chess piece that can be moved around for strategic purposes: "He chooses to invest his hope another place...it pleases [him]" (107-108).
​Play ​The Act, Scene, and Line(s) number in the format of Large Roman Numeral, small roman numeral, and number(s) ​Lucio's punishment is to "marry her...the nuptial finished, / Let him be whipped and hanged" (V.i.515-516).
Something ​else The page number if you have one; otherwise, cite the first word or words that appear in the complete citation, often the author or a title.​ ​Because "homework assignments are tailored based on readiness" (Wiggins), students are more likely to be successful.

 

IF YOU ARE QUOTING MORE THAN ONE SOURCE IN YOUR PAPER

Use the author's last name and page or line number(s) in parentheses, if possible.
If not possible, use the first word or words that appear in the complete citation.