February 23, 2017

Homework Help: English (MLA format)

Posted by John on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 3:07pm.


I was wondering what was the most proper way to incorporate a quote from a piece of work that is a quote from another piece of work.

If this makes no sense... in my paper I'm quoting a quote from a document that we have discussed in class. Within this document the author quoted another author from a different piece of work.

I asked my professor if I could just copy and paste the citation from the footnote from the document that we discussed in class and she said that was fine but if it was a more higher leveled English course I would have to go to the original source and that would be the proper way to cite the quote.

So I was wondering in my citation what do I put for the page number or do I just not include it sense I'm not aware.

The footnote at the bottom of the page from the document that we discussed in class has the following.

F. Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks, Introduction by H.K. Bhabha (London: Pluto, 1986), pp. 218, 229, 231.

So I copied and pasted this onto the works cite page like she said I could.

I'm unsure what to put after the particular quote. I put "(F. Fanon)" and am unsure if this is all I need to do.

Also my library doesn't have the particular book. Which I find strange because my universities library is huge.

Thanks for any help.

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