Second Hand Referencing
When you have read Book A that refers to something published in Book B
You have only read Book A but want to quote the information from Book B that you have not read
You reference what you have read – Book A, citing the author of Book B
Johnson (2005), cited by Smith (2007: 56), states that referencing can be complicated.
You cite the reference by Smith (2007)
In the assignment text
- Referencing “can be very time consuming” (Johnson, 2005, cited by Smith, 2007:54).
NB: Cite the page number where the author is cited
In the reference list
- You cite the reference by Smith (2007)