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Cold War Project (Levitt): MLA Citation

Social Bibliography

The purpose of this project is to assemble, annotate, recommend, and share resources on the Cold War, such as books and reference books, magazine articles, and websites. This bibliography is social in the sense that it allows students to view resources recommended by classmates and teachers.


Using the MLA style, (1) cite, (2) recommend one useful resource on the cold war, (3) and put this citation in the shared NoodleTools folder.

Recommendations may include books and reference sets, eBooks, magazine articles, and websites. Your recommendation must state 4 good reasons for recommending this source, for example:

Authority/Authorship (Who is responsible for this resource?)

Coverage (What topics are covered?)

Accuracy (How reliable is the information? Can it be supported by other sources?)

Currency (If this is a website, are the hyperlinks still active? Does the information need to be updated?)

Objectivity (Who is the audience? What is the purpose? Are there any biases or opinions indicated by the author?)

Presentation (What are the graphics and illustrations like? Is the text easy to read?)

How to Cite a Personal Interview

Interviews: Give the name of the person interviewed, the kind of interview (personal, telephone, email) and the date.

Ex: Norris, Kathleen. Personal interview. 15 Mar. 2010.

MLA Examples

A book with only one author

Jacques, Brian. RedwallNew York: Ace Books, 1986. Print.


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. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998. Print.


Article in a weekly magazine (with and without authors)

"Animated Ambitions." Time 4 Sept. 2000: 78. Print.

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


Article in a monthly magazine

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


Article in a Less Familiar (Multi-Volume) Reference Book

Le Patourel, John. "Normans and Normandy." Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Ed.      Joseph R. Strayer. 13 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1987. Print.



Choksy, Jamsheed K. "Zoroastrianism." Encyclopedia of Religion. Ed. Lindsay Jones. Vol. 14. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 9988-10008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Web. 6 Oct. 2008.

Noodle Tools

If you don't have an account:

Each user must create a "personal folder" (i.e., select a personal ID and
password) by clicking the "Create a Personal ID" button on the login screen.
Access to your subscription is currently enabled via IP authentication and
username/password. Someone registering as a new user from on campus will not
be prompted for a school subscription username/password. If the user is off
campus, he would need to enter a username/password after
clicking the "Create a Personal ID" button:

See Ms. Granbery for the school password.