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APA – Citing Sources

Tags: English

Short quotations

Short quotations contain less than 40 words. For short quotations, write quotation marks ("...") around the words and incorporate the quote into your own text. Include page numbers in the text citation.

Examples:

  • "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).
  • Sumara (2002) explains that "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" (p. 4).