Many library databases enable you to automatically generate a formatted works cited entry in your preferred citation style, such as MLA. Some examples listed on this guide include:
When viewing the record for an individual item such as an article or a book, look for the button that says "Cite" or "Cite This Work." in Library Search, click on the "Cite" link to the right.
Be sure to select MLA as your citation style!
Please be aware that automatically generated citations like this may need tweaking to conform to correct MLA style. It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand how MLA and other citation styles work and that your works cited list and in-paper citations are properly formatted.
Not all databases offer this functionality. In those cases you will need to create citations manually.