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MLA Citation Style Guide: Audiovisual Media

This guide contains examples of common citation formats in MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

Video or DVD (p.197-198)

General Format 
 
      Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Title of Film)
 
      Works Cited:
      Title of Film. Dir. Director First Name Surname. Distributor Name, Year. Format.
  
Example 
  
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Birth of a Nation)
 
      Works Cited:
      Birth of a Nation. Dir. David W. Griffith. 1915. Image Entertainment, 1998. DVD.

Video from a Website (p.184)

General Format 
  
      Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Author or Producer Surname)
 
      Works Cited:
      Author or Producer. "Title of Video." Date of Publication of Video. Title of Website.
 
         Web. Date of Access. <URL>.
 
Example 
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Jones and Winn)
 
      Works Cited:
      Jones, Stephen, and Scott Winn. "Study like a Scholar, Scholar." 15 July 2010.
 
          YouTube. Web. 7 Mar. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ArIj236UHs>.

Sound Recording (p.195-197)

General Format 
 
      Parenthetical Citation: 
      (Composer or Performer Surname)
 
      Works Cited:
      Composer or Performer Surname, First Name. Title of Recording. Name of Artist or
 
            Artists [if different from the first name used]. Name of Manufacturer, Year. Medium.
  
Example
 
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Strauss)
 
      Works Cited:
      Strauss, Johann. Die Fledermaus: Highlights. Perf. Bratislava City Chorus. HNH
 
            International, 1994. CD.