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Elements of a record with explanations

 

 

 


 

Elements of the recors

- With regard to the person or people who produced the fim or TV series (author), apply the following rule.
if the discussion of the work focuses on the contribution of a particular person (director, actor, etc.), begin the citation with his or her name followed by a descriptive label (Example 1). If you are not focusing on an individual's contribution, begin with the title and mention the relevant contributor, such as the director or actor, under "Other contributors"(Example 2).

- The title of the larger independent work (film or TV series) is set in italics. The title of an episode is set in quotation marks.
- The container is a larger whole that holds the piece. In case of the TV series, the series title is the container. As mentioned above, it is set in italics.

- If a source carries a notation indicating that this is a version of a work released in more than one form, identify the version in your entry.
- The seasons in a television series are typically numbered in sequence, as are the episodes in a season. Both numbers should be included in the citation.
- Publisher: cite the organization primarily responsible for producing the work.
- For the publication date cite the year of the original release. Special considerations:

  • If the date the episode aired is significant in the context of your work, provide the month an date along with the year.
  • For the film or series on a DVD or DVD set include the information about the discs and the date of their release.

- The location of an episode in a TV series is the disc number if it is found in a DVD set or the Web address if you watched it online.

Examples

TV Series, Example 1

Citation for a TV series starting wioth the creator.

TV Series, Example 2

Citation  for a TV series beginning with the title

Episode in a TV Series (note "other contributors")

Citation for an episode in a TV Series

Episode in a TV Series (note the date the episode aired)

Citation for an episode for a TV series with the date the episode aired.

Episode in a TV Series watched on YouTube

Citation for an episode in a TV Series watched on YouTube

Episode in a TV Series watched online through Hulu

Citation for an episode in a TV Series watched online through Hulu

Episode in a TV Series on DVD

Citation for an episode in a TV series watched on DVD

Film (note the version in the second example)

Citation for a film

Citation for a film

The explanations and examples are taken from the MLA Handbook.

See also MLA Works Cited: Other Common Sources (Purdue OWL).

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