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Websites, Videos, and Films--MLA 8

 

Article/page from website with author:

 

Maria-Jose Viñas. “Massive Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica.” NASA,  National Aeronautics

and Space Administration, 12 July 2017, www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/massive-iceberg-breaks-off-from-antarctica.

 

Explanation:

 

Author. “Article or page title.” Name of website, publisher of website, date of article or, if none,

website copyright date, url.

Article/page from website with no named author:
 

“Zika Virus.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 April 2017,

www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/controlling-mosquitoes-at-home.html.

 

Explanation:

 

Author. “Article or page title.” Name of website, publisher of website, date of article or, if none,

website copyright date, url.

Entire website:
 

The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

2010-2014, writingcenter.unc.edu/. Accessed 12 July 2017.

 

Explanation:

 

Name of website. Publisher/organization responsible for content, copyright date [usually at the

bottom of the page], url. Date accessed [because web content can change more

readily than individual pages and articles].

A video that you found online (like YouTube):
 

Stefanu, Vic. “The Louvre, the Amazing Statue of Nike (Winged Victory) of Samothrace.”

YouTube, 6 Oct. 2012, youtu.be/SwMyQc3xaAY.

 

Explanation:

 

Last name, First name of the creator. “Title of the film or video.” Title of the website, role of

contributors and their First name Last name, Version, Numbers, Publisher, Publication

date, URL.

 

If the creator of the video is different from the person who uploaded it, do like this:

 

McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012,

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkdzy9bWW3E.

Non-YouTube examples:
 

Eadicicco, Lisa. “Microsoft's New iPhone App Helps Blind People 'See' What's Around Them.”

Time, Time, Inc., 12 July 2017, time.com/4854658/iphone-apps-visually-impaired-microsoft/?xid=homepage.

 

Cutts, Steve, director. Man. Short of the Week, 2000 - 2017,

www.shortoftheweek.com/2013/01/03/man/.

A full-length film that you watched online (like with Netflix or Amazon):
 

Passengers. Directed by Morten Tyldum, performances by Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt,

Michael Sheen, Columbia Pictures, 21 Dec. 2016. Amazon Video,

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MRWUGPA/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o01_?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

 

Explanation:

 

Title. Directed by _______, performance by (main actors), studio/company that produced the

film, release date. Streaming service, url.

 

Note: an alternative to the long, messy url you see above is to create a tiny url. Then your citation would look like this:

 

Passengers. Directed by Morten Tyldum, performances by Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt,

Michael Sheen, Columbia Pictures, 21 Dec. 2016. Amazon Video,

tinyurl.com/yblm2nnp.

A full-length film you watched in the theater or on DVD:
 

The Usual Suspects. Directed by Bryan Singer, performances by Kevin Spacey, Gabriel

    Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, and Benecio del Toro, Polygram, 1995.

 

Explanation:

 

Title. Directed by _______, performance by (main actors OR the actor(s) you are emphasizing

in your research and writing), studio/company that produced the film, release date.

 

Example emphasizing a single performer:

 

When Harry Met Sally. Directed by Rob Reiner, performance by Carrie Fisher, Castle Rock

Entertainment, 21 July 1989.

 
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