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Readings for ENGL 105: Visual Rhetorical Analysis: ENGL 105: Citing Sources

MLA Citations

This page is intended to help you cite sources that are not books, articles or "traditional" sources.

Purdue OWL: Other Common Sources

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is one of the most popular and trustworthy guides for citing sources.

It's written in a very "academic" style.

Most of the formats you'll choose for your visual object are found under the heading:

MLA Works Cited: Other Common Sources


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Specific Source: Photograph

Use this link for instructions and examples for citing photographs in MLA format.

MLA Citation Style 8th edition

This Skyline College library research guide provides additional information for creating MLA citations.

Specific Source: YouTube Video

A YouTube Video

Video and audio sources need to be documented using the same basic guidelines for citing print sources in MLA style. Include as much descriptive information as necessary to help readers understand the type and nature of the source you are citing. If the author’s name is the same as the uploader, only cite the author once. If the author is different from the uploader, cite the author’s name before the title.

“8 Hot Dog Gadgets put to the Test.” YouTube, uploaded by Crazy Russian Hacker, 6 June 2016,

McGonigal, Jane. “Gaming and Productivity.” YouTube, uploaded by Big Think, 3 July 2012,