Q. I need to cite a quote that is inside of an article. Do I cite the author of the quote or the author of the article when I do the in-text citation?

Answer

Here's how to cite a source within a source:

  • Name the original work and give a citation for the secondary source.
  • For example, if citing a quotation from Smith in an article by Jones, since you did not read Smith's original work, you will cite as follows:

Smith (as cited in Jones, 2017, para. 3) said, "Respect your elders..."

Only the article you used (by Jones) should appear on your References page.

For additional information about citing sources, visit the APA Help guide.

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  • Last Updated May 17, 2018
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