If the paragraph has fewer than 40 words, put it within quotation marks. Before the final punctuation but after the closing quotation mark, include the author's last name, a comma, the publication date, a comma and the page number within parentheses. Use "p." to abbreviate page; for example: (Doe, 2007, p. 67). If the author is mentioned in text, put the date in parentheses after his or her name; for example: Doe (2007) states that.... After the quote but before the final punctuation, put the page number in parentheses.
If the paragraph is 40 words or longer, create a block quote. Begin on a new line and indent 1/2 inch from the left margin. Use this margin for the entire paragraph. Double-space the quote. After the final punctuation mark, insert the author, date and page number within parentheses. Use the same citation format as for a short paragraph, such as (Doe, 2007, p. 67).
Include any in-text quotations on the References page. Because a quote can be taken from a variety of sources, follow the format for the specific source of the quote, such as a book, journal or website.