Citation Guide

YouTube Video Example: MLA 8th Edition

YouTube Video

According to the MLA Style Center, if the creator's name is the same as the uploader's name, the basic MLA format is

Author. Title of VideoTitle 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, the basic MLA format is

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

Example:

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