Answered By: Claire Mazer
Last Updated: 17 Mar, 2015     Views: 947

As with most secondary referencing this is to be discouraged as far as possible. It isn’t very good academic practice. You should aim to refer to the original publications.

Advice from the OSCOLA guide:

If it is not possible to find the original source, cite the source as cited in the secondary source then in brackets put ‘as cited in’ then cite the secondary source including the page number. For example:

Quoted in WL Clay, The Prison Chaplain: A Memoir of the Reverend John Clay (London 1861) 554 (as cited in M Wiener,Reconstructing the Criminal Culture, Law and Policy in England 1830–1914 (CUP 1990) 79).