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MLA: Other Examples

Learn how to create a paper and source citations in MLA style.

YouTube Video

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.   chari326.
  2. Title of source.      "Browser the Library Cat in the Library."
  3. Title of container,     YouTube,
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers, 
  8. Publication date,     30 Oct. 2007,
  9. Location.     www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0mI7HKD6CQ.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(chari326)

Works Cited:
chari326. "Browser the Library Cat in the Library." YouTube, 30 Oct. 2007, www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0mI7HKD6CQ.

Lecture

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.   Barron, Guillermo.
  2. Title of source.      "Metaphysics"
  3. Title of container,     Philosophy 201B,
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,    
  8. Publication date,     23 Mar. 2005,
  9. Location.     Red Deer College.
  10. Optional Information (Description). Lecture.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Barron)

Works Cited:
Barron, Guillermo. "Metaphysics." Philosophy 201B23 Mar. 2005, Red Deer College. Lecture.

Image from an Online Source

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.     Mollerus, Sharon.
  2. Title of source.      "#Flowers."
  3. Title of container,     Flickr,
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,    
  8. Publication date,     19 July 2016,
  9. Location.     www.flickr.com/photos/clairity/28413819795/.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Mollerus)

Works Cited:
Mollerus, Sharon. "#Flowers." Flickr, 19 July 2016, www.flickr.com/photos/clairity/28413819795/.

Video or DVD

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    
  2. Title of source.      Hugo.
  3. Title of container,    
  4. Other contributors,     Directed by Martin Scorsese,
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,    Paramount,
  8. Publication date,     2011,
  9. Location.    

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Hugo)

Works Cited:
Hugo. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Paramount, 2011.

Tips:

To read more about who to cite when discussing a movie or a television show, check out page 24 of the MLA Handbook.

How to Cite Information When You Have Not Seen the Original Source (Indirect Sources) (p. 124)

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the MLA Handbook, 8th ed.

Sometimes an author writes about work that someone else has done, but you are unable to track down the original source. In this case, because you did not read the original source, you will include only the source you did consult in the Works Cited list. The abbreviation “qtd.” in the in-text citation indicates you have not read the original source.

Example:
Fong’s 1987 study found that older students’ memory can be as good as that of young people, but this depends on how memory is tested (qtd. in Bertram 124). [Do not include Fong (1987) in Works Cited; do include Bertram.]

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