How should I cite a quote in my essay?





I'm writing an essay in MLA format for my college class. I know when you normally cite a quote, you put the author and page number the quote was on. But what if I found the quote on a website, like Brainy Quote? Should I just cite the web page, or do I need to find the original place the quote came from?



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One Response to “How should I cite a quote in my essay?”

  1. yedwest says:

    then its probably not a reliable source, and i dont know if you should use it.