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How do I cite an online lecture or speech?

To cite an online lecture or speech, follow the MLA format template. List the name of the presenter, followed by the title of the lecture. Then list the name of the Web site as the title of the container, the date on which the lecture was posted, and the URL:  

Allende, Isabel. “Tales of Passion.” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, Jan. 2008, www.ted.com/talks/isabel_allende_tells_tales_of_passion/ transcript?language=en.

Published 22 January 2018

How do I style the names of contests?

Names of titled contests are set roman without quotation marks:

The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced the tenth annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest.

When the contest takes the form of a generic description, however, lowercase it:

Martha won the school’s pie-baking contest hands down.

Published 6 December 2017

How do I cite a performance I watch in person?

To cite a performance you watch in person, follow the MLA format template:
Astley, Rick. Concert. 6 Oct. 2016, Town Hall, New York City.
If you are discussing a collaborative performance, generally begin with the title of the source. In the below example, the author of the play, the director, and the lead performers appear in the “Other contributors” position. Provide the name of the company presenting the work in the publisher slot, then the date of the performance, and the location:
Heartbreak House. By George Bernard Shaw, directed by Robin Lefevre, performances by Philip Bosco and Swoosie Kurtz, . . .

Published 7 October 2016

How do I cite an image from a slide presentation on the Web or from a lecture I attend?

Cite an image from a slide presentation on the Web the same way you would cite an image on a Web page. Indicate the slide and its number, either in the optional-element slot at the end of the entry or in a parenthetical citation in your text:

Benton, Thomas Hart. Instruments of Power. 1930–31. The Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-at-the-met/from-the-director/2012/benton/slideshow. Slide 1.
Thomas Hart Benton’s panel Instruments of Power is part a larger mural (slide 1).

Cite an image from a slide presentation that you viewed in person by providing the name of the presenter as the author if the author created the image in the slide.

Published 2 March 2018

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