Answered By: Victoria Ganguli
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2018     Views: 175

Whenever you can, use the original source for a quotation, rather than an 'indirect' source. If you can't access the original source, then create a full citation for your indirect source in the Works Cited list. Then, for the in-text or parenthetical citation use this format: (qtd. in [last name of author of your indirect source] [page number of quotation]). This answer was adapted from p. 226 of the MLA Handbook, 7th ed.

Click here to see Purdue OWL's explanation of indirect quotes, and a sample citation (scroll down to "Citing Indirect Sources")

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