How to cite a BrainPOP video in MLA

MLA Brainpop video citation

BrainPOP videos do not list any authors or date of release, therefore these elements can be omitted from the citation. As an optional step, you could include the date of access at the end of the reference.

To cite a BrainPOP video in a reference entry in MLA style 8th edition include the following elements:

  1. Video title: Titles are italicized when independent. If part of a larger source add quotation marks and do not italize.
  2. URL: Copy URL in full from your browser, omit http:// or https:// and do not list URLs created by shortening services.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a BrainPOP video in MLA style 8th edition:

"Video title." BrainPOP, URL.

Take a look at our works cited examples that demonstrate the MLA style guidelines in action:


A BrainPOP video without date of release

"Basic Probability." BrainPOP,

A BrainPOP video without date of release

"Ada Lovelace." BrainPOP,

MLA in-text citation of a BrainPOP video

Audio-visual material uses the specific time of the audio/video for in-text citations.

(Last name time) or (Short form of title time).


A BrainPOP video

The video exemplifies basic probability (Basic 00:01:07-02:15).

A BrainPOP video

Ada Lovelace is credited as the first computer programmer (Ada 00:03:05-04:55).

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