Apa (american psychological association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences this resource if you refer to the title of a source within your paper, capitalize all words that are four letters long or greater within the title of a source: permanence and change exceptions. Information on citing quotations when using the harvard style at leeds university library. Name, and begin your essay immediately below the title the text of the essay under the label works cited (with no quotation marks, underlining, etc) long quotations place quotations longer than four typed lines in a free-standing block of typewritten lines, and omit quotation marks start the quotation on a new line,. Mla (modern language association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities this resource, updated to reflect the mla handbook (8th ed), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and. Direct quotations can vary in length quotes fewer than 40 words should be incorporated into the text of the paragraph quotes comprised of 40 or more words, need to be formatted in block quotes (see apa, section 603, pp170 - 173 and apa style blog, how to cite direct quotations or apa style blog,. Unlike in apa style, you do not have to provide the year the quote was written in the actual body of your essay, though you will need to do so in when you're citing two or more paragraphs, you'll have to use block quotes, even if each passage from the paragraphs is less than.
Long direct quotes (block quotes) for citations of 40 words or more, block quotes should be used a block quote is indented and written on a new line it does not have quotation marks around it note: with block quotations, any required source details are given in parentheses example of a blockquote using harvard intext. You should not end a paragraph with a block quotation because any quotation you use as evidence in your writing should be followed by analysis in your own words as part of the same paragraph note that block quotations should be used sparingly block quotations tend to take over the voice of the paper, often. Keep all original punctuation and incorporate it into the text of your paper if quoting four lines or more of verse break the lines as they are shown in the text of the play do not use / to indicate line breaks keep all original punctuation and format as a block quote if you would like to quote verse or prose, but.
If you are quoting a poem translated into prose, cite line numbers if possible otherwise cite page numbers if you aren't short quotations if you are quoting under four lines of poetry, indicate the line breaks with / here is an example from an essay on chaucer: the lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne. Include an in-text citation when you refer to, summarize, paraphrase, or quote from another source for every in-text citation in your paper, there must be a corresponding entry in your reference list apa in-text citation style uses the author's last name and the year of publication, for example: (field, 2005.
Long direct quotes (apa rules) long quotes are 40 words or more follow these conventions: leave no space above and below the long quote make the text size the same as the essay text size indent approximately one centimetre to the right do not use quotation marks students often misunderstand the role of quotations. Although we generally recommend using quotes strategically and (therefore) sparingly, there may be times when you need to quote lengthy passages to illustrate or prove your claims a block quote is a lengthy quote that is visually set off from the rest of your paper. To quote 5 or more lines of prose, or 3 or more lines of verse, begin on a new line , set the quoted passage off from the text of your essay by indenting 1″ (25 cm) or about 10 spaces from the left margin, double-space between lines, without using quotation marks example: in their introduction to computer science with c ++.