Skip to Questions
Research assistance from your friendly COM Librarians! Learn how to research papers, cite sources, and much more… Research assistance from your friendly COM Librarians! Learn how to research papers, cite sources, and much more… Ask COM Library Browse All LibGuides Subjects Internet basics, eBooks, Google, public journals online, how to get the good stuff, search sites, tips and more. Search our catalog for books, read eBooks, find out what new books we have, suggest books, see what other libraries have and more. Access databases with thousands of full text articles, online journals, free articles on the Internet, and more.

LibAnswers

Useful Tip: Your question may already have been answered! Take a look at the suggestions as you type to see if there is a match or browse our topics, below.
Q

How do I cite an indirect source in GSA style?

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2014  |  37 Views

Was this helpful? 0   0
A

Answer

GSA Style does not make any specifications about citing indirect sources.  However, it is based on Chicago style, which does have rules for indirect sources.  Chicago style mentions the indirect source in footnotes, but since GSA style does not use footnotes that option is not available.  Based on this, a good approach would be to mention the indirect source, as Chicago does, but incorporate it instead into the in-text citation.

For example, if you have a paper in hand written by Smith in 2006, which cites information from a work by Jones, you could mention both like this:

Jones has suggested that there are more volcanoes in the Pacific than originally believed (quoted in Smith, 2006).

You would then list the full citation for Smith on your References Cited page.

Please keep in mind that this solution is not specified anywhere in GSA Style rules.  But it would enable readers to easily determine where you are retrieving the information in your paper.

Answered by David PalmerEmail Answer

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    Questions Welcome!

    Questions Welcome

    All LibAnswers are answered by real COM Library staff, so we can only answer when we're open.

    If you want to ask while we are closed, email is your best option--we'll get back to you when we are open again.

    Meanwhile, your question may already have been answered! Take a look at the suggestions as you type in the Ask Us box to see if there is a match or browse our topics.

    Live Chat

    More Ways to Get Answers


    Related content from LibGuides

    © Copyright 1998-2013 COM Library
    1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, Texas 77591
    (409) 933-8448 . FAX (409) 933-8030
    Send comments and suggestions about COM Library to a Library Staff member.