Quotations are the exact reproduction of an author or speaker’s words, which are then integrated into your paper. Although direct quotations are common in essays in the humanities, they are less common in the social sciences and very rare in scientific writing.
Note: Remember that you must reference the use of someone else's ideas or ﬁndings, paraphrased ideas, and direct quotations. The in-text citations for the examples included in this guide have been formatted using MLA Style.
Use quotations in the following situations:
Use a paraphrase or a summary in the following situations:
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