8 Direct Quotations

Page Numbers for Direct Quotations

Give page numbers for direct quotations. Note that any sentence punctuation comes after the closing parenthesis.

As Dewey (1938) noted, the educational continuum was united by this “connectedness in growth” (p. 75).


Although not mandatory, you are encouraged to provide page or paragraph numbers when paraphrasing the work of others, especially when it would help an interested reader locate information in a long or complicated text.

(American Psychological Association,  2010, pp. 170-171)