Images and Media for Research and Presentations: MLA

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Using and Citing Audio and Multimedia

MLA uses a system of author-page in-text citation, followed by a separate Works Cited page. Your in-text citation should lead directly to the entry in the Works Cited page. For example, in discussing the film Best in Show, if I mention the title of the work in my sentence, there is no need for any other in-text citation. However, had I not mentioned the title, the in-text citation would be (Best in Show). For in-text citations where you are quoting directly from an audiovisual source, you may want to include the time at which the quote is stated (e.d. 4:37). There is no need for a separate Works Cited list for audiovisual material.


Film Title. Director. Performers (if featured and relevant to citation). Film Production Company, Year of Release. Format (DVD, etc.)

   Best in Show. Dir. Christopher Guest. Perf. Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, and Catherine O'Hara. Castle Rock Entertainment, 2001. DVD.

   In-text Citation: (Best in Show)

Music Recording

Performer. "Track Name." Album. Production Company, Year of Release. Format (MP3 file, CD, etc.)

   Welch, Gillian and David Rawlings. “Six White Horses.” The harrow & the harvest. Acony, 2011. CD.

   In-text Citation: (Welch and Rawlings, "Six White Horses")


Author/Creator or Story (this can be a company/organization) Last name, First. "Title of Story." Program. Website. Sponsor, original air date. Medium of access. Access date.

    Chicago Public Media. “Neighborhood Watch.” This American Life. WBEZ Chicago, 19 Nov. 2010. Web. 19 January 2012.

   In-text Citation: (Chicago Public Media, "Neighborhood Watch")

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