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MLA Style Citation Examples: Media

Find how to cite a web page, journal, book, eBook, textbook, magazine, newspaper, video, DVD, TV show, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or blog post. Find how to format in-text/parenthetical citations, papers, and cite when no author or date is listed.

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WORKS CITED (FACEBOOK)

(For more examples, see pages 118, 133, and 326-327 in the ninth edition)

[ Example ]

      IN TEXT 

      (Northwest Missouri State University Library)

WORKS CITED (TWITTER)

(For more examples, see pages 118, 133, and 326-327 in the ninth edition)

[ Example ]

      IN TEXT

      (@NWMOSTATE)

WORKS CITED (INSTAGRAM)

(For more examples, see pages 118, 133, and 326-327 in the ninth edition)[ Example ]

      IN TEXT

      (B.D. Owens Library)

Images

WORKS CITED ( WEBSITE OR PRINT, INCLUDES PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES, OR PHOTOGRAPHY)

(For more examples, see page 332  in the ninth edition)

[ Example ]

 

IN TEXT 

(Wood)

 

WORKS CITED ( WEBSITE WITHOUT PRINT EDITION, INCLUDES PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES, OR PHOTOGRAPHY)

       [ MLA Citation Example for Website without Print Edition ]

 

            IN TEXT

            (Rubinroit)

Recorded music

(WORKS CITED)

(For more examples, see pages 180 and 330 in the ninth edition)

[ Example ]

 

IN TEXT

(Trainor)

Video

WORKS CITED (FILMS ON DEMAND)

(For more examples, see pages 1148, 184, and 328-329 in the ninth edition)

[ Example ]

      IN TEXT

  • Citing whole video
    • (Mayanmar)
  • Citing a quote or scene from video
    • Provide hours, minutes, and seconds as displayed in media player
    • ("Mayanmar" 00:02:15)     

WORKS CITED (YOUTUBE) AUTHOR IS THE UPLOADER

[ MLA Citation Example for YouTube Video ]

 

     IN TEXT 

  • Citing whole video
    • ("Boolean Operators")
  • Citing a quote or scene from video
    • Provide hours, minutes, and seconds as displayed in media player
    • ("Boolean Operators" 00:01:02) 

WORKS CITED (YOUTUBE) AUTHOR IS NOT THE UPLOADER

[ Example ]

 

     IN TEXT

     (McGonigal)

WORKS CITED (ONLINE TV SHOWS)

[ MLA Citation Example for Online TV Show ]

      IN TEXT

  • Citing the whole episode
    • ("The Axiom").
  • Citing a quote or scene from episode
    • Provide hours, minutes, and seconds as displayed in media player
    • ("The Axiom" 00:03:16-25)

WORKS CITED (DVD)

(For more examples, see pages 135, 147, and 328 in the ninth edition)

[ Example ]

  • Trevorrow, Colin, director. Jurassic World. Universal Pictures, 2015.

IN TEXT

​​​Citing whole film

(Trevorrow)

Citing a quote or scene from film

(Trevorrow 01:05:09)

WORKS CITED (EMPHASIS ON PERFORMER)

[ Example ]

  • Pratt, Chris, performer. Jurassic World. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Universal Pictures, 2015.

IN TEXT

Citing whole film

(Pratt)

Citing a quote or scene from film

(Pratt 00:51:09)

        WORKS CITED (DVD SET)

(FORMAT)

 “Title of episode.” Year of original episode release. Title of DVD set, writer’s name (if provided), name of top

         performer (if provided), episode #, Production Company, year of DVD set release, disc #.

(EXAMPLE)

                   “The One after Ross Says Rachel.” 1998. Friends: Season 5, created by David Crane, performance by                                                                  Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, episode 1, Warner Brothers, 2003, disc 1. 

IN TEXT

("The One")

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