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Secondary Citations and Quotations (Including Press Releases) 


Cheryl Iverson

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Reference may be made to one author’s citation of, or quotation from, another’s work. Distinguish between citation and quotation (ie, between work mentioned and words actually quoted). In the text, the name of the original author, rather than the secondary source, should be mentioned. (See also , References to Print Journals, Discussants.) As with citation of an abstract of an article rather than citation of the original document (see , References to Print Journals, Abstracts and Other Material Taken From Another Source), citation of the original document is preferred unless it is not readily available. Only items actually consulted should

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