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MLA Citation Style

Indirect Sources [See MLA Handbook 3.4]

MLA advises referencing the original source, but if the only available source is an indirect source, put the abbreviation qtd. in ("quoted in") before the indirect source. The source you read is the one that goes in the Works Cited; in the example below, Smith is included in the Works Cited list, not Jones.

Example:  Jones says .... (qtd. in Smith 24) or (Jones qtd. in Smith 24)

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