MLA Referencing

DVDs, Videos, CD-ROMS

At the end of your assignment, essay or project you are required to include a reference list containing the full details of each source. The list should be in alphabetical order and include the author/editor, date, title and publication information. References over one line long should use a hanging indent to indent the second and following lines.


Film on DVD/Video

Monsters Inc. Dir. Peter Docter. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2001.DVD.

In text citation (Monsters Inc.)


The Thin Red Line. Dir. Terrence Malick. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,

     1998. Video.

In text citation  (Thin Red Line)




"Soils". Geographica on CD ROM. Melbourne: Random House, 1999. CD ROM.

 In text citation (Soils)



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Things to remember

Directors' names :  Films should be cited with their title first followed by the name of the director.  Dir. is placed in front of the directors name to make this clear.


 Italics : Film titles should be in italics.  


Capitalization : All the major words in film title should be capitalized.


Format : MLA requires the type of format you accessed the material in to be included in the reference. 

This can include CD-ROM, DVD, Video