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MLA Style Guide, 8th & 9th Editions: Media

This LibGuide reflects the changes to MLA style as directed by the MLA Handbook, Eighth & Ninth Editions.


Material Type In-text Citation Works Cited
Television episode ("Something")

"Something Nice Back Home." Lost, directed by Stephen Williams, performance by Matthew Fox, season 4, episode 10, American Broadcasting, 1 May 2008.

Television episode on DVD ("Something")

"Something Nice Back Home." Lost: Season 4: The Expanded Experience, directed by Stephen Williams, performance by Matthew Fox, season 4, episode 10, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2008, disc 3.

Television series  (Lost)       

Lost. Created by J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, and Damon Lindelof, Bad Robot, 2004-10.

Video on a website ("The H Bomb")

"The H Bomb: Making up for Lost Time: Lost." YouTube, uploaded by ABC's Lost, 24 Nov. 2009,

TED Talk video on a website (Busari 00:02:30 - 00:03:15)

Busari, Stephanie. "How Fake News Does Real Harm." TED, Feb. 2017, 

Video on a database (Democracy) Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair. National Film Board of Canada, 1984, Films on Demand,
Video on a streaming service      (Mummy)

The Mummy. Directed by Stephen Sommers, performances by Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, Universal Pictures, 1999, Netflix.

Motion picture (Alien)

Alien. Directed by Ridley Scott, performance by Sigourney Weaver, Twentieth Century Fox, 1979.

Motion picture on DVD


Scott, Ridley, director. Alien. 1979. Performance by Sigourney Weaver, director's cut, Twentieth Century Fox, 2004.

Song (Beyoncé)

Beyoncé. "Freedom." Lemonade, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Parkwood Entertainment, 2016.

Song lyrics (Lana Del Rey)

Lana Del Rey. Lyrics to "The Blackest Day.", 2015,



Beyoncé. Lemonade. Parkwood Entertainment, 2016.

Podcast (Koenig and Snyder)

Koenig, Sarah and Julie Snyder. "The Alibi." Serial, season 1, episode 1, WBEZ, 3 Oct. 2013,

Podcast on a website (Smith 00:01:15 - 00:03:50)

Smith, Diana. "The Fabricated Citation." Tiny Modern, narrated by James Earl Jones, season 1, episode 1, 3 Jan. 2020,