YouTube videos can be a great source of information. The guidelines for citing a YouTube video in MLA are similar to those of other sources. The citation format below can also be used for other video platforms, such as Vimeo.
MLA YouTube citation
Creator last name, first name. “Title of Video.”YouTube, uploaded by Uploader Name, date of publication, URL (omit https://).
The table of contents is where you list the chapters and major sections of your dissertation, along with their page numbers. A clear and well-formatted contents page is essential as it indicates a quality paper is to follow.
The table of contents belongs between the abstract and the introduction. The maximum length should be two pages.
The dissertation acknowledgements section is where you thank those who have helped and supported you during the research and writing process. This includes both professional and personal acknowledgements.
The dissertation acknowledgements appear directly after the title page and before the abstract, and should usually be no longer than one page.
The writing style for dissertation acknowledgements can be more informal, as this is not part of the academic work itself — it is your chance to write something more personal. For that reason, you may use first-person pronouns in this section.
When citing a play with numbered lines, the MLA parenthetical citation should include the author name and the act, scene and line number(s). If the lines are not numbered, include the page number instead.
When quoting dialogue, include the character names in all capitals followed by a period, and pay attention to indentation.
Example of quoting and citing a play
ROSS. I’ll see it done. DUNCAN. What he hath lost noble Macbeth hath won. (Shakespeare 1.2.94–95)
The APA reference page is a separate page at the end of your paper where all sources you cited in the main text are listed. The references are sorted alphabetically, double spaced, and formatted using a hanging indent of ½ inch. Use “References” as page heading and include a running head with your paper title and page number.
A DOI, or digital object identifier, is a unique alphanumeric string assigned to an online document such as a journal article or ebook. A DOI can be used in a similar way to a URL, but it is more permanent and reliable.
Because a DOI never changes, academic citation styles recommend using DOIs instead of URLs to locate sources when possible.