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Last Updated: Jan 09, 2018     Views: 211

When you need to cite a source that is not available, APA recommends that you name the original source within the text of your paper and provide a citation for the secondary source in the reference list. For example:

In-Text Citation: Kirk and Joseph theorize (as cited in Thompson, 2001, p. 55) . . .

Reference List Entry:
Thompson, K. (2001). Psychological predictors of weight gain. Psychological Reports, 92(1), 42-57.

It is always best to use the original source when you can. Ask for assistance when you need help locating a source.

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