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Video Resources

Guide for locating video resources

Citing Videos in MLA

Video from a database:

Name of Video. Producer, Year Produced. Name of Database. Format. Day Month Year 

Example from Films on Demand:

Antigone. Films Media Group, 1984. Films On Demand. Web. 09 March 


Video segment from a database:

"Segment Name." Name of Video. Producer, Year Produced. Name of Database. Format. Day Month Year accessed.

Example from Films on Demand:

“Effects of Global Warming.” The Arctic Circle: On Thin Ice. Films Media Group, 
           2009. Films On Demand. Web. 16 March 2011.


Movies on DVD or VHS:

Title of Film. Name of Director. Names of Key Performers. Year of Original Film’s Release. Film Studio, Year of Release. Medium of Reception.


School of Rock. Dir. Richard Linklater. Perf. Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, and Sarah Silverman. 2003. Paramount, 2004. DVD.


YouTube video:

"Segment Name." Producer. Title of overall web site. Year Produced.  Format. Day 
                Month Year accessed.


“Japan quake: The force behind tsunamis. CNN. YouTube. 2011. Web. 16
            March 2011.


Online Citation Guides

Here is a good place to place links to particular citation styles used in the subject area for your guide.

Some general examples:

American Psychological Association Official Website (APA)

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

The American Medical Association

From The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):




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