Q. If I am using a quote from another work found within a book, do i cite the book i found it in or do i cite the work the quote came from


You are asking about citing an indirect or secondary quote.  Each format style handles this situation  differently.  However, in all cases, you must cite both sources. 

The link below (for APA) from the Library's citation guide contains the Tip Sheet for Indirect Sources for APA, MLA and Chicago.




  • Last Updated Jan 23, 2017
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