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Secondary referencing means referring to the work of an author that you have not read in the original but have learned about from another source. Secondary referencing is not recommended.
- You should always try to read the original document whenever possible to evaluate for yourself whether it is relevant or not.
- If this is not possible, you must make it clear that you have not read the original source by using the word "citing" in your citation.
- Cite the source you have read followed by the original source.
- In your bibliography only list the source which you have read.
1 Brian Yeats and Jack Duggan, Water Law (Poole Press, Exeter 2009) 245 citing Atkinson v Moore  IPR 260.