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Last Updated: Nov 03, 2015     Views: 3

In reference list, you can cite the secondary source as usual. 

In the text, you need to identify the original work, and give a citation for the secondary source. 

For example, 

         In Seidenberg and McClelland's study (as cited in Coltheart, Curtis, Atkins, & Haller, 1993), ...

In this example, Coltheart et al. is the secondary source. Seidenberg and McClelland's work is cited in that source.  So if you didn't read the original work, you can use this way to cite it.

 

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