Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 03, 2016     Views: 5834

APA requires that any quotation over 40 words be started on a new line, indented .5 inches from the margin, double spaced without quotation marks, essentially a block quote. Here's how:

  1. Hit enter before the first word of the quote, and after the last word of the quote
  2. Highlight the text
  3. Right click and select paragraph
  4. Under indent change left to .5"

Example:

Miele (1993) found the following:
The “placebo effect,” which had been verified in previous studies, disappeared when behaviors were studied in this manner. Furthermore, the behaviors were never exhibited again [italics added], even when reel [sic] drugs were administered. (p. 276)

See more about in text citations on the Formatting, Tips & Sample Papers tab of the Cite APA Style LibGuide (link below).

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