Q. how do i cite a source in MLA format
It depends upon the TYPE of source you are citing.
Here are some common types of sources. Click for one MLA instructions from Diane Hacker's site:
The library has a quick MLA guide (2 pages in PDF format). This summarizes the major types.
NOTE: The instructions above are creating citations for your Works Cited page. You will also need to insert "in-text citations" near your quoted words and paraphrases in the text.
It may help to see an EXAMPLE of an MLA style paper.
Finally, MLA FAQs is our LibGuide page with lots of answers and resources.