Answered By: Julene Sodt Last Updated: Aug 31, 2016 Views: 143
MLA (8th edition) calls this "citing an indirect source." The source that you used would be the entry for the bibliography. In the in-text or parenthetical reference put "quoted in" before the indirect source you cite (if what you cite is a direct quote). MLA Handbook, 3.4, p. 124.
Mary Sutter Thomas revealed in her diary that she had "concocted the adventure" (qtd. in Peterson 79).
Note: qtd. in = quoted in