Quoting Instructions. Research Process. Anytime you copy something from another text word for word, it must be put in quotes. If it is already in quotes, use 3 quotes marks; if not, use 2. Rule #1. Q uotes MUST have a lead in.
Anytime you copy something from another text word for word, it must be put in quotes.
twelve of Italy’s most powerful law enforcers and politicians, whose
names, in the main, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta can’t keep
straight” (Cornwell 9).
Notice there are only 2 quote marks used because this passage was
not already in quotes. Brackets are used to show a word is inserted
that was not in the original.Blended
American tennis star Drew Martin was
murdered while on vacation, her . . . body found
near Piazza Navona, in the heart of Rome’s historic
district” (Cornwell 9).
Always use internal documentation to show where the passage originated; use the author’s last name and the page number in parenthesis. (Cornwell 9).
If you use a quote that takes up 4 lines or more in YOUR PAPER, you must block it.
Inside her lab of old brick walls and fir- wood flooring is her computer domain, which is secured from outside world by bullet-and and hurricane-proof windows, the shades always drawn. Lucy sits before a work station that is connected to a sixty- four-gigabiteserver with a chassis built of 6 U unmountable racks. (Cornwell 93)Block Quote Example