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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 8th edition)

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Who to Credit - DVD or Film

Many people can be involved in the production of a video and not all need to be listed in the citation. Typically the director, producer and/or writer are the names that are used. To clarify what role the person has in the production, their job title such as Director is put after their name in round brackets if the job title is known.

Who to Credit - Streaming Video from a Website

For videos from websites such as YouTube or Vimeo, it's best to use videos uploaded by the person who created them.

You should credit the person who created the content. If someone other than the creator  of the video uploaded the video, credit the creator and the uploader. If a real name is provided, use it. If the real name of the person who created or uploaded the content  is not known, use their user name instead.


Note: All citations should be double spaced and have a hanging indent in a Reference List.

A "hanging indent" means that each subsequent line after the first line of your citation should be indented by 0.5 inches.