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MLA Citations Guide - Maple Woods

Welcome! Nervous about MLA citations? This is the place for you! Information about in-text citations, bibliography format, and general rules of practice for citations in academia!

YouTube Video

The MLA Handbook does not specify how to cite a YouTube or Vimeo video explicitly, and you will see some discrepancies online-- even among reputable citation sites. The MLA Style Center recommends starting with the title of the video since it is often hard to tell if the user who uploaded the video was responsible for its creation.

Example of a citation with no creator listed:

"Johnson Declares Three-Tier COVID Rules for England- BBC News." YouTube, uploaded by BBC News, 12 Oct. 2020,

www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1yNvWYfRtE.

 

Sometimes, you may be able to find out who created the video, and in that case, you would list that person as the author.

Example of a citation with a creator:

Nolke, Julie. "Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self." YouTube, uploaded by Julie Nolke, 9 Apr. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms7capx4Cb8