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MLA Citation Guide: Citing an image, film, video, podcast

Photographs, paintings

Painting found in a library database

Carmel, Charles. Carousel Horse with Lowered Head. c. 1914. American Folk Art Museum, New York. Artstor, library.artstor.org/library/secure/ViewImages?id=8DFHfTYhIDw9NEA7eD94RnwvXHsv&userId=gDFIfDY%3D&zoomparams=.

 

Photograph found on a website

Liebowitz, Annie. Monument Valley. 1993. Brooklyn Museum, www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/annie_leibovitz.

 

Painting found in a book

Chagall, Marc. The Fiddler. 1912. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Marc Chagall, edited by Werner Haftmann, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1972, Colorplate 12.

 

Original work of visual art

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. Aristotle with a Bust of Homer. 1653, oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
 
Note:  When you cite the original work of art and not a reproduction, you include the material (ie: oil on canvas).

Television, film, video, podcast

Streaming TV episode (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime)

"The Wheel." Mad Men, season 1, episode 13, AMC Television, 18 Oct. 2007. Netflix, www.netflix.com/watch/70143391.

 

Streaming video on the web

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. "The Danger of a Single Story." Ted: Ideas Worth Spreading, July 2009, www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.

Podcast

“Best of Not My Job Musicians.” Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! from NPR, 4 June 2016, www.npr.org/podcasts/344098539/wait-wait-don-t-tell-me.

Film

Wonder Woman. Directed by Patty Jenkins, performance by Gal Godot, Warner Brothers, 2017.
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