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MLA Citation Style, 9th Edition

This guide will assist you in formatting your in-text and Works Cited citations in MLA, 9th Edition, format.

YouTube Video

The MLA Handbook does not specify how to cite a YouTube or Vimeo video explicitly, and you will see some discrepancies online-- even among reputable citation sites. The MLA Style Center recommends starting with the title of the video since it is often hard to tell if the user who uploaded the video was responsible for its creation.

Example:

"Dog Turns Roomba Off." YouTube, uploaded by ilovetobamom, 28 Dec. 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei5H-wd3BIU.

Sometimes, you may be able to find out who created the video, and in that case, you would list that person as the author.

Example:

Hill, Kyle. "Is Ant-Man Secretly the Most Powerful Avenger?" YouTube, uploaded by Because Science, 5 July 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7DryiA60nY