Answered By: Elyse Wolf Last Updated: Feb 22, 2018 Views: 2817
The MLA Handbook 8th edition doesn't specifically address how to cite a TED Talk. However, the following format can be used.
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, "How I'm Discovering")
- MLA Guide (Shapiro Library)
- MLA (2009 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 sources in MLA Style.
You may also want to consider:
- How do I cite a source with multiple authors in MLA style (in-text)?
- How do I cite a YouTube video in MLA style?
- How do I do an in-text citation in MLA style?
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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