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APA – Citing Sources

Tags: English

Block quotations

Quotes consisting of 40 words or more are referred to as block quotations. The quotation is then presented as a separate paragraph, without quotation marks, and with indented 1.3 cm (five spaces) from the left margin. The quotation ends with a full stop and the citations within parentheses.

Example:

The author explains her point of view:

I have abandoned the idea that universal truths exist. What is considered true about experience is not foundational to experience, nor does it exist outside experience. There are no grand narratives that can adequately represent the complexity of human perception and understanding. Even so, human beings are compelled to try to interpret experience. (Sumara, 2002, p. 4)