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MLA Style Guide, 8th Edition: How to Paraphrase and Quote

This LibGuide reflects the changes to MLA style as directed by the MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition.

How to Paraphrase and Quote

Block Quotes in MLA Style

Short quotations can be included as part of a larger sentence or within a paragraph in the body of your paper. For quotations longer than four lines, use a block quote. Press enter to start the quotation on a new line. Press Tab to indent the entire quotation 1/2 inch from the left margin. Continue double spacing for the quotation. Do not use double quotation marks. Place your in-text citation at the end after the closing punctuation mark.

MLA Block Quote