Question:
How do I cite a primary source that appears in a book/secondary source?
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2018     Views: 19

Answer:

When you want to cite a primary source that appears within another source, you need to be sure to include citation information for both the primary source and the source you found it in.

The easiest way to do this is through NoodleTools. When you create a new citation, first select the source type that you found the primary source in. For example, if you are citing a letter that is within a book from the stacks, you would choose "Book." Then, you would cite the letter as a "Chapter or Section" of the book. See below:


If you are citing an image that is in a book from the stacks, you would choose "Book." You would then cite the image by selecting "Work of Visual Art" from the dropdown menu at the top of the page, on the left (it defaults to "Chapter or Section"). Enter the image information under "Work of Visual Art" and the book information under "Book." See below:
 

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