Answered By: Elyse Wolf Last Updated: Dec 07, 2017 Views: 7
Citing a Song or Album
See pages 28 and 39 for more information including optional elements.
Artist. "Song Title." Album Title, Record Label, Year of Release.
Artist. Album Title, Record Label, Year of Release.
Imagine Dragons. "Thunder." Evolve, Interscope Records, 2017.
Imagine Dragons. Evolve, Interscope Records, 2017.
The MLA Style Center website has information on how to cite music you listened through a streaming service or iTunes and how to format dates if a song was re-released. Please see the articles How do I cite a song that I downloaded from and listened to through iTunes?, How do I cite a song?, and How do I cite song lyrics? for more examples.
- MLA guide (Shapiro Library)
- MLA (8th Ed.) Research paper Basics (Atomic Learning - log in using your SNHU email username and password)
For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC/On-Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing a song in MLA style.
You may also want to consider:
- How do I cite a television show in MLA style?
- How do I cite a YouTube video in MLA style?
- How do I cite a tweet in MLA?
This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite in your class assignments and projects.
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