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MHS Library | How to cite and reference your sources (Monash University)

One source quoted in another

General Rule

Try to avoid repeating quotations you have not actually seen in the original. If possible obtain the original to verify not only that the quotation is accurate, but also that it fairly represents what the original meant.

If the original source is unavailable, cite it as "quoted in" the secondary source.

Example of Note

1. Louis Zukofsky, "Sincerity and Objectification," Poetry 37 (February 1931): 269, quoted in Bonnie Costello, Marianne Moore: Imaginary Possessions (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981), 78.

Example of entry in Bibliography

Zukofsky, Louis. "Sincerity and Objectification." Poetry 37 (February 1931): 269. Quoted in Bonnie Costello, Marianne Moore: Imaginary Possessions. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.