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Answered By: Ethan Annis
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2016     Views: 977

Ideally, you should find that originally cited source and cite it directly.

This is citing an indirect source (secondary source), and here's how you do it:

  • Name the original author/source in your sentence.
  • List the author of the secondary source where you found the information in parentheses.
  • In your bibliography, cite the secondary source since that is the one you consulted. 

So, if you are citing Maslow as presented in an article by Garcia, you would write:

  • Maslow claims that... (as cited in Garcia, 2010, p. 101)

In your bibliography, you would have:

  • Garcia, J. (2010). [etc.]

This information is from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).

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