APA--Quotations

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Section 10.4.2.4

Quotations

Place the citations for page numbers immediately after thequotation but before any other punctuation marks. If the author ismentioned in the text, place the year citation immediately after the author's name, and placethe page numbers in a separate set of parentheses immediatelyafter the quotation.


The developer of MIT's Media MOO observes that "virtual communities, social clubs,universities, and corporations are all groups of people brought together for a purpose. Achievingthat purpose often requires that there be some way to determine who can join that community"(Bruckman, 1996, pp. 51-52).

Bruckman (1996) observes that "virtual communities, social clubs, universities, andcorporations are all groups of people brought together for a purpose. Achieving that purpose oftenrequires that there be some way to determine who can join that community" (pp.51-52).


Set off quotations of forty or more words by starting them on a new line and indenting each line five spaces or one standard tab. Do not indent thefirst line of such a quotation more than the other lines. If a second paragraph begins in thequotation, indent the first line of the second and any subsequent paragraphs an additional five spacesor one standard tab. Place the citation after the quotation's final punctuation.

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