Answered By: Michael Davidson
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2016     Views: 11

MLA 7 indirect citations

First, are you using MLA or APA (or another) citation format?

In MLA, you are advised to locate the original source and cite that.  If the original is not available, in-text citations use this format: (qtd. in Jones: pp) where Jones is the second source author's name and pp is the page number.  Then you cite it normally in your works cited list.  Here is the section of the MLA Handbook with this information:

If you have any other questions, or if you are using a different citation style, please write back.