How to cite a Lynda video in MLA

MLA Lynda video citation

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

  1. Author(s): Give the last name and name as presented in the source (e. g. Watson, John). For two authors, reverse only the first name, followed by ‘and’ and the second name in normal order (e. g. Watson, John, and John Watson). For three or more authors, list the first name followed by et al. (e. g. Watson, John, et al.)
  2. Video title: Titles are italicized when independent. If part of a larger source add quotation marks and do not italize.
  3. Date of release: Give the day, month and year of publication. All months, excluding June and July, are abbreviated as three letters (e.g. 9 Aug. 2019.)
  4. 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 Lynda video in MLA style 8th edition:

Author(s). "Video title." Lynda, Date of release, URL.

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

Examples

A Lynda video with a full URL as reference

Vodnik, Sasha. "JavaScript: Best Practices for Data." Lynda, 13 Apr. 2020, www.lynda.com/JavaScript-tutorials/JavaScript-Best-Practices-Data/2813308-2.html.

A Lynda video with a full URL as reference

Cuevas, Nicte. "Learning Adobe Spark Post." Lynda, 15 Oct. 2018, www.lynda.com/Adobe-Spark-tutorials/Learning-Adobe-Spark-Post/769285-2.html

MLA in-text citation of a Lynda 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).

Examples

A show retrieved from Hulu with focus on the performer

The following scene exemplifies the expert's abilities (Cuevas 00:15:43-00:20:07).

A show retrieved from Hulu with focus on the performer

The tutorial explains the most efficient data practices on JavaScript (Vodnik 00:03:40-00:010:40).

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