Answered By: Kathleen Goldfarb
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 37

From the library's MLA citation libguide (Link below) click on the 'Cite Media & Blackboard' tab:

MLA does not have a specific recommendation for YouTube, so the standard is to use the format for online film or video. Here are the basics:

Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Video.” Online video clip. Name of Website. Name of Website’s Publisher, date of posting. Web. date retrieved.

It is very common for web resources to not have all of the info MLA would like. If any piece is unavailable, make your best effort find it. Sometimes you have to look at other portion of the website to find the required info, and sometimes it is truly unavailable. In that case, skip it and move on to the next piece required.

On that MLA citation page, click on 'Cite the Easy Way'.  There is a link to the EasyBib (link below) citation generator. 

Here is an example (without the double spaced, hanging indent Times new Roman 12" formatting)

Shimabukuro, Jake. "Ukulele Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 22 Apr. 2006. Web. 9 Sept. 2010.

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