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Last Updated: Apr 03, 2020     Views: 47

If you want to cite a source within a source, you should try to trace the original reference. If this is not possible, you should acknowledge both sources in the text, but only include the item you actually read in your reference list.

Here is an example of how to write an in-text citation for two sources :

  • Freire (1972, cited in Vella, 2002: 6) refers to ‘thematic analysis’ as the…


Note that, Vella, not Freire, will go in your reference list / bibliography because you have not read Freire’s original work, you read about it in Vella’s book.

In reference list / bibliography: VELLA, J., 2002. Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

For further details please refer to the Harvard Referencing Guide or get in touch

If you are using a different referencing style to Harvard please contact your tutor for support.

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