Whenever you quote or base your ideas on another person's work, you must acknowledge the source you used. Even when you do not quote directly from another work, if reading that source contributes to the ideas presented in your paper, you must give the author(s) proper credit. If you don't, you are committing plagiarism.
Citations allow you to:
In written academic work, responding to and commenting on the work of scholars shows you've done your research. Adding something of your own shows your critical thinking and understanding of the topic.
Your results in CQ Researcher offer citations also.
For research databases provided by the company EBSCO, use the tool menu's Cite Button. Sometimes it will include both the Piece of Paper icon and the word Cite (Like we see below), but sometimes it will just be the Piece of Paper icon. When you click the icon a pop up will appear with many citations styles. Scroll down to MLA.
Copy and paste the MLA citation in your document.
You can also choose the citation format when you email an article to yourself.
Double-check the citation for accuracy using the Citation Style Guides.