Simple and easy attributions for images, quotes, videos, and animations used in projects like slideshows and websites.
?Select the kind of source you are using.
Image for an image like a JPEG, PNG, or GIF.
Video for a video recording such as one from YouTube or Vimeo.
Audio for an audio recording like an MP3 file.
Animation for an animation like an animated GIF.
Not necessary if you know the title.
Title of the image
?Enter the title if you know it, for example:
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Optional. Leave blank if you don't know.
of the image
?Required. Choose Creator to enter the name of the indivdual person who originally created the image/recording/animation. For example:
Choose Owner if all you know is the name of the organization that originally posted image/recording/animation. For example:
The New York Times
Important Google is not the owner of the image you found! Keep clicking until you get to the actual website. YouTube is not the creator of the video you found! Keep researching until you know who posted it.
?Copy/paste the URL (web address) that takes you directly to the website where the image/recording/animation can be found in its original context. For example:
URL is optional, but your attribution won't be very helpful without one.
MLA 8 Citations
For citing sources on the Works Cited page of MLA-formatted papers.
Enter as much information as possible about the person primarily responsible for creating your source. For example:
Click the + button to add more names.
Use the First box for one-named authors. You may use an organization name if an author's name cannot be found and the publisher is different from the author. For example:
Switch Author to Editor or Translator to emphasize that person's role in creating your source.
Author of Source
Add a second Author here. Click the checkbox if there are Three or more Authors. You do not need to enter their names.
Three or more Authors
Title of Source
Enter the title of your source (book, essay, story, article, episode, song, etc.). For example:
The Great Gatsby
Ticket to the Fair
The Hard-Luck Texas Town That Bet on Bitcoin — and Lost
The One Where Joey Speaks French
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Use a colon to separate a title and a subtitle:
Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life
Author/Editor of Source
Enter the author or editor of your source here. For example:
By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Edited by Sarah Anderson
Title of Primary Container
If your source was a smaller part of a larger whole such as a collection, journal, magazine, newspaper, series, or website enter its title here. For example:
Collected Works of Shakespeare
Journal of Education
The New York Times
If your source is self-contained, such as a book, leave this box empty.
If you found your source in a larger digital database such as JSTOR, click the + button to add a secondary container.
If another person made a significant contribution to your source enter their role and full name here. For example:
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth
If your source has a version or edition, indicate it here. For example:
New International Version
If your source is part of a numbered sequence, indicate it here. If that number is part of a larger volume, include that as well. For example:
volume 5, number 2
season 10, episode 13
Enter the name of the organization primarily responsible for making your source available to the public. For example:
Simon & Schuster
If you already listed the publisher of your source in Title of Primary Container, do not list it here.
Enter the date your source was published. For books, the year of publication is sufficient. Be more specific for sources that are published more frequently. Follow this format:
23 Apr. 2013
If you cannot find a publication date, leave this blank.
Location refers to any relevant pages in a print publication, or a URL (web address) for sources found on the internet. For example: