Q. What are the requirements for a Block Quote in APA format?


To format block quotes in APA Style:

See APA Research Guide In-text Citations.  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.

If you have further questions, contact the Campus Library/ARC.


  • Last Updated Nov 26, 2019
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