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MLA 7th ed. Citation Guide - South Bend-Elkhart: Audio / Video Materials


IMPORTANT!  For space reasons, the examples here are not formatted according to MLA guidelines.  When formatting your citation:

Double-space within and between each entry.

Musical Recordings

Begin the citation with the name of either the composer or the performer, followed by the title of the recording, the performer (if not put first), the format (CD, audio cassette or LP), the manufacturer and the year. 

Performer and composer are the same or no composer:
Lewiston, David. Fiestas of Peru: Music of the High Andes. CD.
     Nonesuch Records, 1995.

Composer and Performer:
Guthrie, Woody. Peter Seeger Sings Woody Guthrie. Perf.
     Pete Seeger. Audio cassette. Folkways, 1968.

Brubeck, Dave. "Dorian Dance." Naxos Music Library Jazz.
     Naxos Digital Services, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2010. 

Films, Television, Radio

Citations for audio/video materials include the author (if available), the title, producing company and date.  Other elements vary depending on the type of material. Follow the examples below and refer to the MLA Handbook, if necessary.

Television or Radio Program:
"Cuba and Cocaine." Narr. Bill Moyers.  Frontline. Documentary Consortium. PBS.
     WTVS, Miami. 18 Jan. 1990. Television.

Films (DVDs, VHS, Online)
With films, list the title, director, form of media, distributor and year.  Other items such as the writer, performers and producers are not required but may be included before the distributor.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dir. Denise Guyen. SVE Inc. 1988. DVD.

It's a Wonderful Life. Dir. Frank Capra. Perf. James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel
     Barrymore, and Thomas Mitchell. RKO, 1946. DVD

Cliché Family in Television-Land. MPO Productions, 1965? Internet Archive. Web. 28
     May 2010. <>.

Videos from YouTube or another web site
Hillary Clinton Soparanos Parody. 19 June 2007. YouTube. Web. 25 Apr. 2009.