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UndecidedMN
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Cite Original Source or Source You Read

Postby UndecidedMN » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:36 am

Trying to not run afoul of academic integrity.

Doing a research paper / independent study. I found a document that provides helpful information. This document cites information from other sources (case law, other journals). My school is a bluebook school. Do I cite the original source of the material which I have not and will not read (footnoted in document I read) or the document which gave me the information, or both?

Thanks

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ggocat
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Re: Cite Original Source or Source You Read

Postby ggocat » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:32 am

Cite only what you looked at. If possible get the original. You could cite to your source with a citing parenthetical to the original, but I wouldn't. Citing a source you haven't looked at is generally a no no.

nomdeplumeify
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Re: Cite Original Source or Source You Read

Postby nomdeplumeify » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:49 pm

I always do a parenthetical cite saying source read cite (quoting original source)

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Re: Cite Original Source or Source You Read

Postby hephaestus » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:17 pm

nomdeplumeify wrote:I always do a parenthetical cite saying source read cite (quoting original source)

Do this.




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