Answered By: David Bradford
Last Updated: May 09, 2016     Views: 92

You'll need to use quotation marks around anything that is word-for-word and cite it in APA style. Direct quotes require that you include a page number or paragraph number in the in-text citation, such as (Birdsfoot, 1971, p.11). Quotes of longer than 39 words should be formatted as a block quote.

APA requires an in-text citation, which most often comes directly after the quote, as well as an entry on the reference page.

Even if you don't use someone else's words or ideas word-for-word, you'll still need to cite it. Use the APA Citation Guide below to help you create proper citations.



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