Online video: how to cite in MLA (8th ed.)?

Create a spot-on reference in MLA 8 and 9

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General rules

In order to create a bibliographic reference to an online vide in MLA Style (8th ed.), provide the following data: title of the video and title of the website where it is available, name of the person who published the video (this may often be a nickname or a channel title, for example, the title of a YouTube channel), date of publication, and the cited video’s URL address.

Bibliographic reference template:

"Video Title." Website Title, uploaded by Person who published the video, date of publication, URL. Accessed date of access.

You can also give the names of contributors such as directors, producers, actors, etc., if you are crediting their particular contribution to the video.

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Examples of references in the list of works cited

"Die Hard - Nostalgia Critic." YouTube, uploaded by Channel Awesome, 25 Dec. 2019, Accessed 23 June 2021.

"Barcelona Design Museum." Vimeo, uploaded by Atlas, 13 Dec. 2016, Accessed 23 June 2021.

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