Answered By: Alyssa Mitchell Last Updated: Feb 28, 2018 Views: 42914
When you are ending a sentence with a direct quote that ends in a question mark, you will need to have a period after the parenthetical citation. Since it is a direct quote, you will need to have a citation to show exactly where you got the quote. Here are a couple of examples:
Ex. One common question is "Do you consider this role to have a greater emphasis on counseling or marketing?" (Ziegenfus, 2015, p. 4).
According to Ziegenfus (2015), a common question asked is, "Do you consider this role to have a greater emphasis on counseling or marketing?" (p. 4).
- Here's what I found: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/tutorials/apatutorial/punctuation.html
- Thank you for providing a link to a good resource on punctuation marks and quotations. For this question in particular, the use of a quote that ends in a question mark can be tricky for students in terms of where to put the punctuation mark in conjunction with the APA in-text citation. As the link you provided verifies, you are supposed to include the question mark within the quotations since it is a part of the actual quote. If you have any questions about this, please don't hesitate to stop by the library!
- The link provided is no longer is available. The answer I'm looking for is that once the quote is ended with the question mark inside, is a period used after the citation?
?" (x, y). or ?" (x, y) ~ no period
In regards to your question about whether to use a period after the citation or not, it is common practice to place a period after the citation. Looking at the examples above, you will see that they both have the period at the end of the citation:
?" (Ziegenfus, 2015, p. 4).
?" (p. 4).
I hope this helps! If you have any further questions about this, please don't hesitate to stop by the library!