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MLA Style Guide 9th Edition

Streaming Video



Streaming Video

There are different ways to format an in-text citation, depending on your writing style and sentence structure. In-text citations must correspond to the first element of the works cited entry. For videos, this will often be the title of the film, series, episode, etc. Include timings as necessary. You may use a shortened version of the title in parenthetical in-text citations. Format the title in in text-citations the same way that it is formatted in your works cited (in quotations or italics).

Reference Information

Slip Slip Knit (SSK). YouTube, uploaded by TheKnitWitch 14 Feb. 2007,

In-text Citation Guidelines



Include the title and any relevant timings placed in parentheses.


Consider this a sentence about the video (Slip 00:00:17-57).   


Include the title of the video the sentence and include any relevant timings in parentheses.


According to the video Slip Slip Knit, "consider this a quote from the video" (00:00:17-57).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.