How do you quote several lines from an outside source in a hub?

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  1. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 5 years ago

    How do you quote several lines from an outside source in a hub?

    I think I tried to do this once and was tagged for "content" somewhere else on the web.  I want my readers to read the long quote and not have to click.  Will the quotation marks and source citation be enough?

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago

    I'd put a link back to the source, along with the " ", and that should work I'd think.

  3. Pamela99 profile image93
    Pamela99posted 5 years ago

    I use quotation marks and a hyperlink to verify the source.

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image84
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    Assuming that I understood the question correctly; it depends on what % of total words is the quote from the article where it was taken. Usually if it is about 10% you should be OK. Any more and it can show and this will reflect on your hub.

    The quotation marks and citation are enough but so far as being tagged, the % that the quote makes of the total number of words in your hub is relevant

  5. Au fait profile image92
    Au faitposted 5 years ago

    I use a variety of methods.  I recommend you read some of my hubs and see for yourself.  smile  Almost all of them are similar to research papers like I did at university.

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Susan, Luis, and Pamela answered your question with the intent to be helpful, and by providing you good advice.

    ...then, another person commented that you should read her hubs, and the wisdom of the ancient and the new gods both would be bestowed upon thee and thine for an eternity.

    What Luis said is important insofar as publishing on Hubpages goes...if you use too much text which already exists on the web somewhere you're page will be flagged as "duplicate content."

    The thing to do is only use quotes that are really relevant, and aren't very lengthy insofar as text could also PARAPHRASE something said instead of using a copy/paste direct quote.
    EXAMPLE: "President Obama had said essentially he'd strike all UnConstitutional George W. Bush legislation from American legal codes, but instead Obama did the exact opposite, and carried out further acts of treason in his own legislation."

  7. Oscarlites profile image35
    Oscarlitesposted 5 years ago

    ...and wesman carried a politically loaded comment into the discussion I assume intentionally..  but heck I suppose that's what all do..   by way of Example, Jesus said to those who accused, " but such were some of you".       All of us want to share something that has impressed us or otherwise impacted out lives.  All are good comments.  Billie for more lengthy quotes, notation, quotation, and sometimes footmarks. Go google "famous quotations", and use boilerplate format. if anyone is offended, then well.. "All of us have sinned and fallen short..."

  8. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 5 years ago

    I use " " with copied quote in between and I also insert the link to the source which I am copying from.
    This is "after" I have checked to make sure it is possible to do so.

  9. Lwelch profile image95
    Lwelchposted 5 years ago

    Pick a reference style.  The APA and MLA are common styles that are used.  Use the recommended methods in whichever style guide that you choose.  How you quote will depend on a number of factors.  Take a look at … tions.html for the APA method or for MLA.  A resource like Zotero or NoodleBib can format your citations list for you.

  10. erorantes profile image52
    erorantesposted 5 years ago

    You need to  find the wave page hubpages FAQ ,and you will find the anwser to your question.

  11. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 5 years ago

    To ALL!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  Wow, very helpful responses.  I'll read through each of these.  The dilemma, as I see it, and which so many of you solved is that a long quote can be picked up as "duplicate content" even if it is properly annotated with MLA or APA style. I had one idea, but it would probably be against the hub rules (which, YES, I must review - ugh).  So the quote I wanted to use is a long one from Dr. Albert Schweitzer.  If I made a "poster" like you do on facebook as a jpg. and then link to the origin of the quote, I would think that credit is rightfully given.  I DIDN'T DO IT, hubpage staff, BUT I thought this would be a way add put in a meaningful quote to an article, again, always linking to the source. The problem is that whole poster-making thing never turns out looking good for me even if we could use it.  Well, I'll just follow the advice compiled from your answers and give up my obsessive-compulsive need to put Dr. Schweitzer's whole long quote in a capsule.  THANKS again! Cheers, Billie

  12. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Very carefully or you will be flagged for copied content. Maybe read the words and try to rephrase them in your own way.


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