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Citing secondary sources: Chicago/Turabian (16th ed.) citation guide

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Secondary source (14.273)

Note

To cite a book (Beauvoir's book) referenced in a journal article (Butler's)

     1. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (New York: Vintage, 1974), 38, quoted in Judith Butler, "Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory," Theatre Journal 40, no. 4 (1988): 519.

To cite an article (Zukofsky's article) referenced in a book (Costello's book)

     2. Louis Zukofsky, "Sincerity and Objectification," Poetry 37 (February 1931): 269, quoted in Bonnie Costello, Marianne Moore: Imaginary Possessions (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981), 78.

Bibliography

Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. New York: Vintage, 1974. Quoted in Butler, Judith, "Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory." Theatre Journal 40, no. 4 (1988): 519-31.

Butler, Judith, "Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory." Theatre Journal 40, no. 4 (1988): 519-31.

Comments

  • As the style manual notes, citing sources from a secondary source is not a recommended practice. Whenever possible, the original source should be located and fully cited.
  • In the footnote, start with the author and publication details of original work. Add the text "quoted in" and then add the author and publication details of the secondary work, the source you consulted. Make sure you use the correct format for a book or for an article (e.g. Note 23 vs. Note 24).
  • The original and the secondary source must both appear in the Bibliography.