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How do you quote an indirect source (source quoted in another source) when there are explanatory words within the indirect source and before it? Specifically in MLA style?

  • @JohnSmithers - The question you point to doesn't specify MLA. but within it, this answer addresses this in MLA style. I'm closing this and I'll tag the older question with mla. Mar 28 '12 at 15:35

Normally, you state the original author of the quotation. Then, you explicitly cite the source from where you took that quotation. For exemple:

[...] Cohn has demonstrated X, as stated in (Author that cite Cohn) [...]