Simon is in the final year of his Law Degree. He must write a final thesis to earn his diploma. Several times during his research, he found some quotes in which the source's author cites another source. He wonders whether he should cite the original source and/or the cited source. Is this considered a double citation?
What is the correct citation for a secondary source that contains a primary source?
A primary source is a first-hand account made by an author. A secondary source is one in which an author cites another person's account. The secondary source is not the point of origin for the idea. Hence, both the primary and secondary sources should be included in the citation.
Example of this kind of citation: According to Niskanen, 1971, cited in Mueller, 2003, p. 364)...