|Written by C. L. Easey|
Citing two sentences, such as a quote or references from a book, are done when you are writing a paper for a college class. Using research gathered from other sources requires the use of citations. To properly cite a work you need to use quotations when one or more sentence is used in your paper. One way to do this is to use an in-text citation. An in-text citation gives credit for an author when using their work in a paper.
Step 1: Find the sentences that you want to incorporate into your paper from a book or other source.
Step 2: Write out the two sentences that you want to use. Place one quotation mark at the beginning of the first sentence and second quotation mark at the of sentence the second sentence.
Step3: Include the name of the author of the book where you found the sentences in parentheses. Also include the page number where the sentences are found. This will look like (Author, 11). Include only the page number if the author's name is used in one of the sentences.
Step 4: Include the title of the book or source and the page number if the author is not known. This should look like (Title, 15).
If two sentences are from different authors you need to put quotations around each sentence.