Answered By: Gabe Gossett Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017 Views: 11741
You should use three spaced out ellipses points (. . .) whenever you have omitted words from the original source quote. Ellipses are unnecessary for paraphrasing. If you are using an ellipses that combines two sentences use four periods. You should not use ellipses at the beginning or end of a quote.
For more information, see pages 172 & 173 of the APA Style Manual.