Use quotations or block indention

Put in quotations information that is used word for word from the source and provide the name of the author, year of publication, page number, and the reference according to the citation style chosen (see example). For citations of 40 words or more, use block indention (see example). The Green Library at Florida International University has manuals and reference books available about citation styles.

Example 1 - Quotations (APA style)

Original Source Material
Student's Version

Still feeling nauseous, and now hot, Briony pressed her cheek against the wall. It was no cooler than her face. She longed for a glass of water, but she did not want to ask her sister for anything.

 

 

Ian McEwan (2001) transmits to the reader the anguish of one of his characters, Briony, as "Still feeling nauseous, and now hot, Briony pressed her cheek against the wall. It was no cooler than her face. She longed for a glass of water, but she did not want to ask her sister for anything" (p. 339).

 

Source:

McEwan, I. (2001). Atonement. Vintage: London

Reference:

McEwan, I. (2001). Atonement. Vintage: London

Analysis
  • Note that the name of the author, year of publication, and page number are cited in the text (APA style).
  • Quotations are used to indicate that the information has been reproduced verbatim.
  • A reference is also provided (APA style).

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