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Answered By: Iris Carroll Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016 Views: 10
A source within a secondary source is acceptable and are often referred to as "indirect sources". Whenever possible cite from the original source. If what you quote or paraphrase is itself a quotation, use the abbreviation qtd. in (quoted in) before the indirect source within the parenthetical reference. See MLA Handbook, 7th Ed. section 6.4.7 for example.
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