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Citation Guides: Media, Websites, Film, Blogs, etc.

MLA Media, Websites, Film, Blogs....

Below is a general format for Websites and some Social Media:

Author. "Title." Title of Website, Blog, Social Media,  Version (edition), Number (vol. and/or no.), Publication Date, Location (pages, paragraphs, URL or DOI).  Date of Access (if applicable).

There are many other types of information resources not listed here. Consult the MLA Handbook, 8th ed., found in the Ely Library Reference Section,  for more citation examples.


Example with an author or editor…

            Eaves, Morris, et al., editors. The William Blake Archive. 1996-2014,

Example without an author…

“Giant Panda.” Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institute,           




Hollmichel, Stefanie. “The Reading Brain: Differences between Digital and Print.”

So Many Books, 25 Apr. 2013,

Online Video


          “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Unaired Pilot 1996.” YouTube, uploaded by Brian Stowe,

                    28 Jan. 2012,

Date of access helps the reader know what version you used.


         “Under the Gun.” Pretty Little Liars, season 4, episode 6, ABC Family, 16 July 2013,

                  Accessed 23 July 2013.




Additional MLA Style Guide Websites

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