Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020     Views: 6287

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,

More Information

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 a YouTube video in your class assignments and projects.


"How do I cite an online video?" The MLA Style Center. The Modern Language Association of America. 28 September 2017,

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