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MLA 2016 Eighth Edition Format and Style Guide

MLA 2016 Eighth Edition Format and Style Guide

MLA 8th Edition for Audio and Visual Materials

Audio (On CD)

Blige, Mary J. "Be without You." The Breakthrough. Geffen, 2005.

Marsalis, Branford.  Romances for Saxophone.  Columbia, 1990. 

Example of in-text citation:   (Blige). 

Film (DVD)

The Power of the Book. Directed by Ron Writer. Paramount Pictures, 2010.

Example of in-text citation: (The Power of the Book).


Librarian Bay. Map. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey, 2010.

"Librarian Bay, Florida." Google Maps. Google. 20 Sept. 2010. Accessed 25 June 2014.

Examples of in-text citations: (Librarian Bay).

                                                   ("Librarian Bay, Florida").

M.O.I.S. CD (M.O.I.S. is a database giving information about careers. This database is located in Career
Services D 102.)

“Librarian.” M.O.I.S. Michigan Virtual University, 2015.

Example of in-text citation: (“Librarian”).

A Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Example of in-text citation: (Goya).

Reproduction in a Book

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800, Museo del Prado, Madrid. Gardener's Art Through the Ages,

         10th ed., by Richard G. Tansey and Fred S. Kleiner, Harcourt Brace, p. 939.

Example of in-text citation: (Goya).

Personal Image

Torrey, John. Portrait of My Best Friend. 2015. Private Collection.

Example of in-text citation: (Torrey)


"The One Where Chandler Can't Cry." Friends: The Complete Sixth Season, written by Andrew Reich and

          Ted Cohen, directed by Kevin Bright. Warner Brothers, 2004.

Example of in-text citation: ("The One Where").


"How to Cite Video Podcasts." Youtube, 20  Aug. 2010,

Example of in-text citation: ("How to Cite").


Librarian, Ron. "How to Find Evidence-Based Journal Articles." YouTube,,

          Accessed 20 Aug. 2015.

Example of in-text citation: (Librarian).