How do I cite a screenshot or frame capture in a caption and in my works-cited list?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
The caption usually appears beneath the image. If you discuss the work from which the screenshot or frame capture is taken, the caption should act much like an in-text reference and provide the information needed to key to a works-cited-list entry as well as the time stamp where the screenshot or frame capture appears in the work:
Fig. 1. Still from Berrow, See the Quiet Beauty (2:23).
Berrow, Joya, director. See the Quiet Beauty of Farm Life on the Scottish Isles: Short Film Showcase. YouTube, uploaded by National Geographic, 6 Feb. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUPbJq9TRiQ.
If you do not discuss the work from which it is taken and the screenshot or frame capture is merely illustrative, provide full publication information in the caption following our formatting guidelines.