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Citing Sources: MLA

YouTube/Online Video

Online Video

Basic Format:

Last Name, First Name of Creator. "Title of Video." Website. Name of Uploader, Date Uploaded, URL.


Whitaker, Bill. “The Hunt for Planet Nine.” 60 Minutes, 8 Jan. 2017,

YouTube Example:

“Symposium: Tim Gunn in Conversation with Dr. Valerie Steele.” YouTube, uploaded by Museum at FIT, 14 Mar. 2018,

Streaming Video Service Example:
(Give the season and episode number.  The title of the show and streaming service are in italics.)

"The Junior Mint." Seinfeld,  season 4, episode 20, 18 March 1993. Hulu,



Films should be listed by title.  Include director, film studio or distributor and date of release.  If relevant (i.e. to help identify a specific version of a film), list actors after the director's name.

Pride and Prejudice. Directed by Joe Wright, performances by Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, Focus Features, 2006.

Sometimes one movie may have several DVD editions. It's helpful to have the original date of creation (1968 in this case) and also the date the DVD was released (2000) to help clarify which version you used.

Romeo and Juliet. 1968. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Paramount Pictures, 2000.

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