You can use both direct quotes, or quotes taken word-for-word from the source, or paraphrasing, or information from the source whose meaning is the same but is written in your own words. However, please note that APA prefers paraphrasing over direct quotes.
If you use a direct quote, make sure you put it in quotation marks " ". If you include a word-for-word direct quote in your paper that is not in quotation marks, it is PLAGIARISM, even if you have provided an in-text citation.
It is important to know how to paraphrase properly so that you do not plagiarize your sources' content. To paraphrase, follow the steps below:
More helpful resources on academic writing from Purdue's Online Writing Lab.