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Citation Help: Audiovisual Materials - Print & Online

General Overview

This page covers some basic examples of MLA citations for books.  

To the right, is a list of commonly cited items.  Click on the links to view what the item looks like, how to evaluate it, and how to find the citation information.  Below that is a list of the core elements needed create a citation in MLA.

Below is the formatting 'recipe' demonstrating how to put the elements in the proper format.  Last, are examples of book citations in MLA format.

Citations in your "Works Cited" should be double spaced with a hanging indentation.

Formatting Recipe

Author, First A., & Second Author. "Title of Work." Title of Container One Italicized, other contributors, version, number, Publisher, publication date, location. Title of Container Two Italicized, other contributors, version, number, Publisher, publication date, location.

Examples for Audiovisual Materials

Movie from Database -

White Like Me, written by Tim Wise, Scott Morris, and Jeremy Earp, Media Education Foundation, 2013. Kanopy,

Audio from CD -

Carey, Mariah. "Hero." America: A Tribute to Heroes, Universal, 2011, disc 2.

Image from Database - 

Böcklin, Arnold. "Island of the Dead." 1880, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. ARTStor.

MLA Style Center Quick Guides

Click on some of the most commonly cited sources below to view information on what they look like, where to find their citation information, and how to cite in MLA format.

Core Elements


  • Author.
  • "Title" (italics if self-contained source or quotes if part of a larger container; title case caps).

Container One

  • Title of Container One,
  • Other Contributors,
  • Version,
  • Number, 
  • Publisher,
  • Publication Date,
  • Location.

Container Two

  • Title of Container Two,
  • Other Contributors,
  • Version,
  • Number, 
  • Publisher,
  • Publication Date,
  • Location.