Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2018     Views: 7098

The MLA Handbook 8th edition doesn't specifically address how to cite a TED Talk. However, the following format can be used.

General Format:

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. "Title of Video." TED, Date, URL (without the https://).

For Example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Heyworth, Gregory. "How I'm Discovering the Secrets of Ancient Texts." TED, Oct. 2015, www.ted.com/talks/gregory_heyworth_how_i_m_discovering_the_secrets_of_ancient_texts.

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Heyworth)

OR

(Heyworth, "How I'm Discovering")

More information:

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 sources in MLA Style.

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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 a TED Talk in your class assignments and projects.

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