How to cite a source found in another source

While doing your assignments, I am sure that many of you have come across books or articles where the author cites another source. If you use this information, how do you cite it?

This is called an indirect source. The APA and MLA citation sources through the library website have information on how to do this. You can find them at the library website www.esc.edu/library by clicking on Cite Your Sources in the center column. Once you get there, select the tab for MLA or APA  and choose the OWL source from the list of links. You would then select indirect source from the list of possible types of sources to cite. The information below will also explain how to do this.

APA:

When citing an indirect source in APA format, cite the source you have in your hand or on your computer screen. Then you want to name the original source (the source your source cited). You are going to do this by using “as cited in” so you do not have to find the original source to cite it.

For more information on how to do this and to see examples of how it is done, you can visit:

APA Citation Style Guide (OWL)

MLA:

When citing an indirect source in MLA format, cite the source you have in your hand or on your computer screen. Then you want to name the original source (the source your source cited). You are going to do this by using “qtd. in” so you do not have to find the original source to cite it.

For more information on how to do this and to see examples of how it is done, you can visit:

MLA Citation Style Guide (OWL)

 

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