How to cite Folger Digital Texts

Folger Digital Texts is your source for high-quality texts of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, and poems, whether you are a reader, student, teacher, performer, or digital developer. We encourage you to use this citation resource to help you cite Folger Digital Texts in your assignments, curricula, publications, and online projects.

Below are examples of several citation styles, which can be used to cite Folger Digital Texts in your own work. This resource is meant as a guide only; always be sure to consult official style guides, and follow the particular guidelines of your curriculum/publication.

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A special thanks to Abbie Weinberg, Research and Outreach Specialist at Folger Shakespeare Library, for her expertise in preparing these citation styles.

Cite the Entire Collection:

Modern Language Association (MLA)

In-text citation:

(Shakespeare's Plays, Sonnets and Poems from Folger Digital Texts.)

Works Cited citation:

Folger Shakespeare Library. Shakespeare's Plays, Sonnets and Poems from Folger Digital Texts. Ed. Barbara Mowat, Paul Werstine, Michael Poston, and Rebecca Niles. Folger Shakespeare Library, 30 September, 2015. www.folgerdigitaltexts.org

American Psychological Association (APA)

In-text citation:

(Folger Digital Texts. n.d.)

References citation:

Folger Shakespeare Library. (n.d.) Shakespeare's Plays, Sonnets and Poems from Folger Digital Texts. Retrieved from www.folgerdigitaltexts.org

Chicago/Turabian

Footnote/endnote citation:

Barbara Mowat, Paul Werstine, Michael Poston, Rebecca Niles, eds., Shakespeare's Plays, Sonnets and Poems (Washington: Folger Shakespeare Library, n.d.), accessed September 30, 2015. www.folgerdigitaltexts.org.

Bibliography citation

Shakespeare's Plays, Sonnets and Poems from Folger Digital Texts. Folger Shakespeare Library. Accessed on 30 September, 2015. www.folgerdigitaltexts.org

Cite a Specific Text:

Modern Language Association (MLA)

In-text citation:

(Romeo and Juliet from Folger Digital Texts.)

Works Cited citation:

Folger Shakespeare Library. Romeo and Juliet from Folger Digital Texts. Ed. Barbara Mowat, Paul Werstine, Michael Poston, and Rebecca Niles. Folger Shakespeare Library, 30 September, 2015. www.folgerdigitaltexts.org

American Psychological Association (APA)

In-text citation:

(Folger Digital Texts. n.d.)

References citation:

Folger Shakespeare Library. (n.d.) Much Ado About Nothing from Folger Digital Texts. Retrieved from www.folgerdigitaltexts.org

Chicago/Turabian

Footnote/endnote citation:

Barbara Mowat, Paul Werstine, Michael Poston, Rebecca Niles, eds., A Midsummer Night's Dream (Washington: Folger Shakespeare Library, n.d.), accessed September 30, 2015. www.folgerdigitaltexts.org.

Bibliography citation

A Midsummer Night's Dream from Folger Digital Texts. Folger Shakespeare Library. Accessed on 30 September, 2015. www.folgerdigitaltexts.org