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How do I cite a quote that is used in another resource?

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Yo can use a quote that is being quoted in another source.  Most citation styles urge writers to find the original source and cite the quote from that original text.  However, if you can't find the source that originally published the quote, you can cite the quotation from an indirect source.  This will differ slightly between MLA and APA.
 
MLA Citing an Indirect Source
  • Write the quote as you normally would.
  • Make sure to include the original author's name to provide proper context for the quotation.
  • At the end of the quote include the in-text citation starting with the words: qtd. in  (Quoted In)

 
APA Citing an Indirect Source
  • Write the quote as you normally would.
  • Make sure to include the original author's name to provide proper context for the quotation.
  • At the end of the quote include the in-text citation starting with the words: as cited in

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