Also refer to the Power Point on Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Direct Quotations for more instruction on direct quotations.

Examples of how to properly cite a direct quotation in a text:

 

According to Sarah McCarry, "Governments and businesses spent billions upgrading their computer systems for Y2K."

 

'' Governments and businesses spent billions upgrading their computer systems for Y2K,'' said Sarah McCarry.

 

"Governments and businesses," said Sarah McCarry, "spent billions upgrading their computer systems for Y2K."