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Section 10.6.2.3

Quotations

Place the note number immediately after the quotation. Quotations of eight or more lines shouldbe set off as block quotations, single-spaced and separated from thegeneral text by a blank line above and below. Indent block quotations four spaces from the leftmargin.


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 thatcommunity."9

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