MLA 7th Style Guide: Video

Video from an Online Database

Format

Title of Film. Film Distributor, Year of Release. Title of Database. Web. Date of Access.

Example

Lucy: Prehistoric Autopsy. Films Media Group, 2012. Films On Demand. Web. 2 Feb. 2014.

Video from a Website

Format

Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Video.” Title of Website. Publisher or Sponsor of Site, Date of posting. Web. Date of Access.

Example

NC Humanities. “Professor Niall Ferguson – The Descent of Money.” YouTube. You Tube, 23 Apr. 2014. Web. 11 June 2014.

Common Exceptions for Video from a Website

Often with websites, there will be no author. Omit it.

Example

“Using Social Media to Boost Your Business.” FOX5 Vegas - KVVU. KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, 30 July 2014. Web. 31 July 2014.


Often times with websites, there will be no date of publication listed. In its place, write n.d.

Example

McGongical, Jane. “Gaming can make a better world.” TED.com. TED Conferences, LLC, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2014.

Video from a DVD

Format

Title of Film. Name of Director. Film Distributor, Year of Release. DVD.

Example

Dimming the Sun. Dir. Duncan Copp. Nova/WGBH and BBC, 2006. DVD.

Common Exceptions for Video from a DVD

You may also include the names of performers, if relevant to your essay.

Example

Some Like it Hot. Dir. Billy Wilder. Perf. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. 1959. MGM, 2001. DVD.