Q. How do I cite and reference a source quoted in another author’s work when using the MLA referencing style?
Answered By: Lorna Smith Last Updated: May 15, 2023 Views: 9
Answered By: Lorna Smith
Last Updated: May 15, 2023 Views: 9
This is called secondary referencing. First, we recommend that you try to locate and read the primary source: this will make it much easier to reference and will ensure you are not taking the quote/paraphrase out of context.
Situation A: you can’t find the primary source
You only reference the secondary source in your final list. You then refer to the primary source in your in-text citation, for example:
…Smith (qtd. in Jones et al. 73) states that…
Situation B: you can find both primary and secondary source
You reference both the primary and secondary sources in your reference list and cite them independently as you would any other reference.