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Chicago style guide: Indirect source

Chicago Style Guide

Citing Indirect sources

To cite a source that was originally published in one format that you viewed within a different source, cite the work in its original form, then add the citation for the source you viewed.

An article from a newspaper, referred to in a scholarly journal

2. "The Wide Awakes," New York Herald, September 19, 1860, quoted in Wayne C. Temple, "Lincoln's Fence Rails," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 47, no. 1 (Spring 1954): 31.


Temple, Wayne C. "Lincoln's Fence Rails." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 47, no. 1 (Spring 1954).

  Cite only the journal article in the bibliography. Use "quoted in" to indicate that only a portion of the earlier newspaper story was included in the journal article.
Testimony from a Congressional hearing accessed from a website

3. Partial-Birth Abortion Act, 105th Cong. (1997) (statement of Douglas Johnson), Concerned Women for America, accessed January 17, 2012,

Bibliography Legal sources are cited only in Notes.
A quote from one source within another print source

4. Nathaniel Green, "I think we have..." in 1776, by David McCullough (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005), 205.


Green, Nathaniel. "I think we have...". In 1776, by David McCullough, 205. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

A transcript of a speech, in a print book

5. Robert Dole, "Senator Dole's Comments at Nixon's Funeral" (1994), in Defining Moments: Watergate, by Kevin Hillstrom (Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2004), 80.


Dole, Robert. "Senator Dole's Comments at Nixon's Funeral." 1994. In Defining Moments: Watergate, by Kevin Hillstrom, 80-81. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2004.

A political cartoon originally published elsewhere, in a print book

6. Herblock, "Altered Document," in The Secret Government, by Bill Moyers (Washington D.C.: Seven Locks Press, 1989), 63.

Bibliography Cite the cartoon only in Notes. Cite the book in the bibliography.
A poster reprinted in a print book

7. Stephen Kroninger, Uncle George Wants You, 1991, in Angry Graphics, by Karrie Jacobs and Steven Heller (Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1992).


Jacobs, Carrie and Steven Heller. Angry Graphics. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1992.


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