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APA 6th Edition

Quoting from another source involves integrating words or phrases taken directly from another author’s work into your writing. For more information on using quotations, please see Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing. In order to avoid plagiarizing material, be sure to enclose short quotations (fewer than 40 words) within double quotation marks and correctly cite the source material. Format a quotation of 40 words or more as a block quotation, which involves starting the quotation on a new line and indenting the entire quotation by 1.27 cm or one-half inch (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 171). Do not use quotation marks when formatting a block quotation. For more information on block quotations, see “What is the correct formatting in APA Style for a block quotation (40+ words)?" and page 171 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2010). 

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

APA 7th Edition

A quotation is the use of words or phrases taken directly from another author’s work in your writing. For more information on using quotations, please see Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing. In order to avoid plagiarizing material, be sure to enclose short quotations (fewer than 40 words) within double quotation marks and cite the author, publication year, and specific location of the quotation (page or paragraph number). See Where Should I Place an In-text Citation (APA Style)? for specific direction on where to place an in-text citation in sentences with a quotation. Format a quotation of 40 words or more as a block quotation, starting the quotation on a new line and indenting the entire quotation by 1.27 cm or one-half inch (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 171). Do not use quotation marks when formatting a block quotation. For more information on block quotations, see What is the Correct Formatting in APA Style for a Block Quotation (40+ words)? and pages 272-273 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, 2020). 

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000