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Using Quotations: How to Cite a Quote

Last updated 10/30/2016


Visual: The screen shows the Walden University Writing Center logo along with a pencil and notebook. “Walden University Writing Center.” “Your writing, grammar, and APA experts” appears in center of screen. The background changes to a the title of the video with a library shelf of books as a background.

Audio: Guitar music plays.


Visual: Slide changes to the title “How to Cite a Quote” and the following:

Similar to a paraphrase:

  • Author
  • Year

Different from a paraphrase:

  • Quotes are word for word exactly from the source
  • Page or paragraph number

Horwitz (2016) found that “17% of respondents did not vote due to a lack of appropriate identification” (p. 34).

Audio: How to cite a quote in your APA style. It's really similar to citing a paraphrase in that you're always going to need an author and a year. But it's different from a paraphrase in that quotes are word for word, exactly from that source and that with a quote, you have to include a page number or a paragraph number, whereas that's optional with a paraphrase.


Visual: “Walden University Writing Center. Questions? E-mail” appears in center of screen.

Audio: Guitar music.