How do I cite something that is cited in a book? Should I copy the reference in the back?


Answered By: Trustee Library
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2017     Views: 36

Good question! In the College of Business and Mass Communication, you'll probably be using APA style to cite your sources. If you are citing a book, follow this basic format:

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle.

Location: Publisher.

You may need to modify your citation based on whether your resource includes an editor (instead of or in addition to an author), is a section or chapter of a book instead of the whole book, is a work with multiple volumes, or other conditions that may make your resource unique. 

Our Business LibGuide includes a tab tips and further resources about how to format a variety of citations correctly, and you can find excellent information and examples for how to modify your citations in the included online resources like the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

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