Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020     Views: 55288

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,

Corresponding In-Text Citation:



(Heyworth, "How I'm Discovering")

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For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online Students) for assistance with citing sources 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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