Answered By: Lora Cowell
Last Updated: May 01, 2015     Views: 3

Direct quotes (i.e. written or said by Joe Schmoe), that you find within the original source authored by Joe Schmoe, call for straight forward citation.   However, it get's trickier if you are citing something presented in one source but attributed to another author (that is quoting a quote).   

If Joe Shmoe quotes John Doe, you must assume the possibility that there could be errors in the translation or transposition of the words.  Introduce the quote in this way:

"Joe Schmoe quotes John Doe as saying..."

In your citation, cite Joe Schmoe's work, not the resource he has pulled his quote from (even if he provides a citation). 

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