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MLA Style

Your guide to citations and works cited in MLA Style (8th ed.)

DVD Film

When citing a film, begin the works cited entry with the film title, and include director's name in the place of other contributors. Performer names may be included if relevant to your discussion of the source.

Works Cited

Title of DVD in Italics. Directed by Director's name. Performances by Performers' names. Production company or distributor, Year of release. 

The Big Short. Directed by Adam McKay. Performances by Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling. Paramount Pictures, 2015.

In-text Citation

(Title of DVD).

(The Big Short).

Online Video from a Website (YouTube, Vimeo)

If the author of the content is the same person that posted the content, begin the works cited entry with the title of the video and include the username in the place of other contributors.

If the author of the content is different from the person that posted the content, begin the works cited entry with the author name, and include the poster's username in the place of other contributors.

Works Cited

"Title of Video in Quotation Marks." Title of Website, uploaded by Username, Day Month Year, URL.

"MLA Format: Microsoft Word 2010." YouTube, uploaded by David Taylor, 16 Nov. 2014, https://youtu.be/aWT9zgMPyiY

In-text Citation

("Title of Video Abbreviated").

("MLA Format").

Online Video from a Library Database

Works Cited

"Title of Film." Publisher or Production Company, Date, Name of Database

"Motherland: Tales of Wonder." National Film Board of Canada, 1994, NFB Campus

 In-text Citation

("Title of Film Abbreviated").

("Motherland").
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