Citation Guide

YouTube Video Example: MLA 8th Edition

YouTube Video

If the author/director/creator's name is the same as the uploader's name:

Basic Format:

Author. "Title of Video." Title of Web Site, Publication Date, URL.

Example:

sayerb123. "Husky Puppy Talking Saying 'I Love You'." YouTube, 13 Dec. 2009, youtu.be/N_Qqs0Q2w5CE.

In-text citation: 

In the video posted by sayerb123, “this is a citation”.
OR 
“This is a citation” (sayerb123).
 
If the author/director/creator's name is different than the uploader's name:

Basic Format:

Author. "Title of Video." Title of Web Site, uploaded by Name, Publication Date, URL.

Example:

McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkdzy9bWW3E.