Q. How do I emphasize words within a quote?


To emphasize part of a quote:

  • The desired words can be italicized.
  • Then add the phrase [emphasis added] in brackets directly after the italicized words.


“Nature selects variations that are advantageous for survival and reproduction in a particular environment [emphasis added], just as farmers artificially select for economically desirable characteristics” (Cullen, 2016, pp. 52-53).

If you have any further questions, check the APA Help guide or contact your Campus Librarians



  • Last Updated Jun 11, 2019
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