Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2017     Views: 2471

According to the MLA Handbook 8th edition, to cite a YouTube video you would include as many of the core elements as you can.

General format

"Title of Video." YouTube, uploaded by Username, Date, URL (without the http://).

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. "Title of Video." YouTube, uploaded by Username, Date, URL (without the http://).

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

"Find Databases." YouTube, uploaded by shapirolibrary, 19 July 2016, youtu.be/P1S81uqfYDc.

More Information: 

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing YouTube videos 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 a YouTube video in your class assignments and projects.

References

"How do I cite an online video?" The MLA Style Center. The Modern Language Association of America. 28 September 2017, style.mla.org/2017/09/28/citing-an-online-video/.

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