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Cold War Museum Project: MLA Citation

Here are some resources to help you with your project for Messrs. Linsley and McCourt


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MLA 8 Examples

For many examples of citations for different types of sources using MLA, 8th Edition, use the Purdue Owl website.


  • Double space all citations, but do not skip spaces between entries.
  • Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.

This formatting will be done automatically if you use NoodleTools.

A webpage on a website

Lundman, Susan. “How to Make Vegetarian Chili.” eHow, Accessed 6 July 2015.


A book with only one author

Jacques, Brian. Redwall. Ace Books, 1986.


A book with two or three authors

Bailey, Thomas A., David M. Kennedy, and Lizabeth Cohen. The American Pageant: A History of the Republic. 11th ed., Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.


Article in a weekly magazine (with and without authors)

"Animated Ambitions." Time, 4 Sept. 2000, p. 78.

Goland, Robin S. "Helping to Break the Bad Habits." Newsweek, 4 Sept. 2000, p. 47.


Article in a monthly magazine

Mitchell, John G. "The Way West." National Geographic, Sept. 2000, pp. 34-63.


Article in a Reference Book

Le Patourel, John. "Normans and Normandy." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Ed. Joseph R. Strayer. 1987.



Choksy, Jamsheed K. "Zoroastrianism." Encyclopedia of Religion., Ed. Lindsay Jones, 2nd ed. Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 9988-10008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. DOI/URL. Accessed 6 Oct. 2008.

MLA In-Text CItations

Not sure how to cite a source within your text? Here are some great tips from the Purdue OWL site