Monday, 9 February 2015

Citing a source within a source

To all research students (Phd, Masters and Final Year Project):

You might experience this situation when citing a reference for your journal/ dissertation/ thesis/ report. For sources that you have not actually seen but which are referred to in another work, list the secondary source in the Reference List. In-text, name the original work and give a citation for the secondary source.

For example, if Bodwin's work is cited in a book written by Richard and you did not read Bodwin's original work, list the source you did read (in this case the Richard reference) in the Reference List.

In-text write:
Bodwin (as cited in Richard, 2008) defined ...

In Reference List write:
Richard, H. (2008). Project and Construction Management. (4th ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Addison Wesley Longman.

Hope this help

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