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

Photographs, paintings

Image (photograph or painting) found on a website

Liebowitz, Annie. Monument Valley. 1993. Brooklyn Museum,


Image (photograph or 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,

Video on YouTube

McGonigal, Jane. "Gaming and Productivity." YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012,

Streaming video on the web

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. "The Danger of a Single Story." Ted: Ideas Worth Spreading, July 2009,


“Best of Not My Job Musicians.” Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! from NPR, 4 June 2016,


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