Q. Are quotation marks the same as in- text citations?


When you use a quote from an author in quotation marks place an in-text citation after the quotation marks which contains:

  • The author's last name
  • The year the work was published
  • Page number on which the quote appears.


"Companies that operate internationally must evaluate the performance of their employees" (Dlabay, 2016, p. 305).

You would also include an in-text citation if you used the ideas of another another in your own words, but not a direct quote.  In that case, you would not place quotation marks around the information.

Then at the end of your paper, on your References page, you will write out the complete reference for the work. For example:

Dlabay, L. (2016) International Business. Cincinnati, OH: Southwestern Educational Publishing.

You can find more information in our APA Help Guide.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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