Answered By: Your Library Team Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017 Views: 8
Generally secondary referencing should be avoided where possible, as without reading the original work you cannot fully understand the full intention of the quote.
However, if - for exceptional reasons - you do wish to include the quotation without seeing the original You must make it clear to your reader which author you have read whilst giving details of the original. To do this you would generally add a note (It can simply say 'Cited in:') to your citation or footnote indicating that the author is being cited from a secondary source.
More information on secondary citations is available on the library referencing guides