Q. Can i use ellipses when citing?
Use an ellipsis (little dots) in the middle of a quotation to indicate that you have omitted a part from the original sentence.
However, take care when omitting material to preserve the original meaning of the sentence.
When quoting, you can also change the first letter of the quotation to be capitalized or lowercase depending on what is needed for the grammar of the sentence in your paper.
For more information, see Publication Manual § 6.08.