Q. How do I cite a source in another souce (book, webpage, article, D2L module, etc.)?


A source that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized in the source you are reading is called a 'secondary source.' Secondary source only need an in-text citation. They should not be included as a reference.

You must both cite and reference the actual source (i.e., primary source) you were using.


Bracken (2014) demonstrates the negative impact captivity can have on sloths (as cited in Watt, 2018). 

**In the above sentence, Watt is the author of the source you are actually using, while Bracken is the author whose research has been mentioned by Watt.

For more information on creating your in-text citations using a secondary source, check out "Secondary Source (A source found inside a source)"


  • Last Updated Sep 25, 2019
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  • Answered By Sai Kilari

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