Q. What are the requirements for a Block Quote in APA format?
To format block quotes in APA Style, see the following resources:
Baker College's APA Research Guide In-text Citations page. Scroll down on the handout to where it says:
Citing Long Quotations (A long quotation is the same as a block quote.)
Citing Long Quotations:
- If quoting (word for word) something from a source and the quotation is more than 40 words, the quotation is indented and quotation marks are not used.
- Credit must also be given – the author’s last name(s), year, and page number.
- End punctuation comes before the citation at the end of the line.
- Use long quotations sparingly and only when the information cannot be restated better than the original author.
Check the APA Help guide for more information.
NOTE: Examples for this type of APA quote in the above resources are provided under the topic of "Long Quotations."
If you have further questions, please contact your Campus Library/ARC.