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how does one cite this? [Nov. 9th, 2009|01:52 am]
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I think this is a question for the professor but his office is packed at this time of the semester and he hasn't answered emails yet.

I've written about 2 pages of my paper and after the introductory paragraph where the thesis is stated, I use a quote from the book I'm discussing that I think best presents the problem. I thought this was the best time to find secondary sources since I now have a solid thesis statement, but one of the sources quotes the same line from the book to present the problem as well. To keep it safe, I'd cite this author. My professor requires us to introduce each citation, and I wonder if I should put it as, "This statement is also seen by Abaci as problematic in following the definition of the sublime." My professor wants us to use endnotes or footnotes, which I've never done before since I've always used parenthetical citations. Does that sentence usually go within the essay or just in the footnotes?

[User Picture]From: allisandro
2009-11-09 09:34 am (UTC)
That sentence goes in the main text, then in the footnote you need date of publication, Paper title, page number and publisher info.
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[User Picture]From: kairina
2009-11-17 05:47 pm (UTC)
Professors are so fully booked at this time of the semester so I'll have to ask here again.

Does the superscript number (I have no idea how to say this) usually go where the parenthetical citation does? I've noticed it goes after periods if it's at the end of the sentence, but what if I've quoted something that is followed by a comma in my essay? Does the number go directly after the comma or directly after the period?
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[User Picture]From: girl_withabook
2009-11-09 06:36 pm (UTC)
I agree. The sentence belongs in the main body, and the other information belongs in the footnote.
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