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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I need to reference a quote which I got from one book, but they got it from another book, so what do I write in the essay and also in the bibliography?

Is it just simply referencing the original book or the book i actually read? If that makes sense. I've searched on the uni website and it doesn't say anything about this.

Thank you very much

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Referencing
    Originally posted by RepeatToFade
    I need to reference a quote which I got from one book, but they got it from another book, so what do I write in the essay and also in the bibliography?

    Is it just simply referencing the original book or the book i actually read? If that makes sense. I've searched on the uni website and it doesn't say anything about this.

    Thank you very much

    I was told to put in the quote then in brackets after it who the quote is actually from followed by which book you got it from.

    E.g.

    A quote taken from 'Welfare, Happiness and Ethics' but quoted in the book to have been originally said by Bentham:


    As proposed by Bentham (see L.W.Sumner Welfare, Happiness and Ethics. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996)

    I'd write it as a footnote in the main body of text (to avoid having to use lots of brackets) and then just have the book you took it from in the references/bibliography.

    Hope that helps :)

    Are you at uni in the East Midlands? PM if you're at Notts!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Re: Referencing
    Originally posted by .NK
    Are you at uni in the East Midlands? PM if you're at Notts!

    Corr, another one. :eek:

    :D

    Similar to what NK put: "As Aristotle wrote, "blah blah blah" (Doyle, 1994)"

    Or "As Aristotle wrote, "blah blah blah[1]"

    Footnote
    [1] Doyle, "Ways of War and Peace", 1994, Penguin, London, p13
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you put it in brakets (lampoon: 1607) it helps the reader follow your argument and there's not a big swathe of footnotes at the bottom of your pages or at the end of the doc.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Re: Re: Referencing
    Originally posted by Turtle
    Corr, another one. :eek:

    :D


    Lol, I think RepeatToFade's at Leicester...

    Pretty close though...!

    :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks everyone.

    Yeah im at Leicester Uni...Nottingham Uni's too clever for me!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Leicester, the bright light in the othwerwise desolate E.Mids........:D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lol, slightly biased... :p

    Lincolnshire's lovely too...!

    And Nottingham's not that bad... :D
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