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For a quotation of 39 words or fewer, place the sentence punctuation after the closing bracket of the reference: “A terrible storm started last night as I took the dog for our nightly walk” (Jamieson, 1999, p. 12). For a block quotation, the closing punctuation appears before the reference citation. See "What is the correct formatting in APA style for a block quotation (40+ words)?" and "Back to Basics with Periods" for more information.