Q. How do I cite an article cited in my textbook? Do I use "as cited in"?


Thank you for the question about citing a source within a source.

Here's how to do an in-text citation:

  • Use the author of the article, then the phrase as cited in with the author and year of the textbook.
  • If the author of the article is Smith and the author of the textbook is Jones (published in 2019), the citation would look like the one below.


According to Smith (as cited in Jones, 2019), start a small business with a well-researched business plan.

Keep in mind:

  • If the article has no author, use the article title in quotation marks. 
  • If it is an exact quote, include the page number in your textbook where you got the quote.

On the References page, cite only the textbook.

For additional help, refer to the APA Help guide or contact the Campus Library/ARC

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  • Last Updated Jan 29, 2020
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