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.


  • Last Updated Aug 01, 2018
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