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If Bloggs is cited in an article by Smith and I want to cite Bloggs, I have been taught that the citation is (Bloggs as cited in Smith 2008, p.6). is this correct?

If Bloggs is cited in an article by Smith and I want to cite Bloggs, I have been taught that the citation is (Bloggs as cited in Smith 2008, p.6). is this correct?

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Hi Ross,

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D Litting, 4 years ago

Hi Ross,

Indeed it is. I believe in the example we provide you mention Bloggs in the text of your writing - eg: Bloggs said "water is wet" (Smith 2008, p.6).BUT! If you find that the sentence you are writing flows better with the credit given as 'all inside the brackets' then neither I nor Patrick can find any fault with that, so please go ahead if it suits your purposes.

Cheers,
David @ UTS Library

Patrick adds: yes that's OK - there are a number of ways to do this, depending on the flow and readability of the text. The important thing is that you cite Smith in the text, and have Smith in your reference list. Then you just have to make it clear in the text that you are talking about something that Smith says that Bloggs said, as in the various examples above or on our referencing website. Another way might be: "water is wet" according to Bloggs (cited in Smith 2008, p. 6).

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