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MLA Citation Guide (9th Edition): Videos

This research guide is based on the MLA Handbook (9th edition)

Videos

Streaming Videos from Video Sharing Sites (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo)

Works Cited List Citation

"Title of Video." Website Name, uploaded by Name of Uploader, Day Month Year Uploaded, URL.

Note: If the website name is the same as video uploader, you may leave out the "uploaded by" element from your citation.


Examples:

"Accent Expert Gives a Tour of North American Accents - (Part 3)." YouTube, uploaded by Wired, 25 Mar. 2021, youtu.be/Sw7pL7OkKEE.

"Daniil Trifonov - Chopin: Prelude No. 9 in E major (Official Video)." YouTube, uploaded by  Deutsche Grammophon - DG, 22 Oct. 2014, youtu.be/MWZmw7qKjNM.

In-Text Citation

("Title of Video")

 

Examples: 

("Accent Expert")

("Daniil Trifonov")

Note: If the video has a long title, you may shorten it in your in-text citation by using the first word/phrase from the title.

Live Presentation Recordings from a Website (e.g., TED Talks)

Works Cited List Citation

Presenter's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Video." Website Nameuploaded by Name of Uploader, Day Month Year Uploaded, URL. Accessed Day Month Year viewed (optional, add if there is no upload/publication date).

Note: If the website name is the same as video uploader, you may leave out the "uploaded by" element from your citation.


Example:

Sarago, Sasha Kutabah. "The (De) Colonizing of Beauty." TED, Nov. 2020, www.ted.com/talks/sasha_sarago_the_de_colonizing_of_beauty.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name of Presenter)

 

Examples: 

(Sarago)

Live Presentation Recording Transcripts from a Website (e.g., TED Talks)

Works Cited List Citation

Presenter's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Video." Website Nameuploaded by Name of Uploader, Day Month Year Uploaded, URL. Accessed Day Month Year viewed (optional, add if there is no upload/publication date), Transcript.

Note: If the website name is the same as video uploader, you may leave out the "uploaded by" element from your citation.

 

Example:

Sarago, Sasha Kutabah. "The (De) Colonizing of Beauty." TED, Nov. 2020, www.ted.com/talks/sasha_sarago_the_de_colonizing_of_beauty. Transcript.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name of Presenter)

 

Examples: 

(Sarago)

Streaming Video from a Library Database

Works Cited List Citation

Title of Video. Directed by First Name Last Name of director, Studio Name, Year of Release. Name of Database.


Example:

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Directed by David Yates, Warner Brothers, 2018. Swank Feature Films

In-Text Citation

(Title of Video)

 

Examples: 

(Fantastic Beasts)

Note: If the video has a long title, you may shorten it in your in-text citation by using the first word/phrase from the title.

Streaming films viewed in an app

Works Cited List Citation

Title of Video. Production Studio, Year. App Name app.


Examples:

Pan's Labyrinth. Warner Brothers, 2006. Netflix app.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Fox Searchlight, 2017. Crave app.

In-Text Citation

(Title of Video)

Note: If the video has a long title, you may shorten it in your in-text citation by using the first word/phrase from the title.

 

Examples: 

(Pan's Labyrinth)

(Three Billboards)

Streaming TV series viewed in an app

Works Cited List Citation

"Episode Title." Directed by First Name Last Name of Director. Title of Series, season number, episode number, Network, Day Month Year of Broadcast if given. App Name app. 


Example:

"The Hope That Kills You." Directed by MJ Delaney. Ted Lasso, season 2, episode 10, Apple TV+, 2 Oct. 2020. Apple TV app. 

In-Text Citation

("Title of Episode")

Note: If the video has a long title, you may shorten it in your in-text citation by using the first word/phrase from the title.

 

Example: ("The Hope")