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Film

Works Cited entries for films generally begin with the title of the film, followed by the director's name, names of lead performers, name of distributor, and date of the film. 

Schinder's List. Directed by Stephen Spielberg, performances by Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2013.

If the contribution of the director is specifically discussed in the text, the entry may begin with the director's name, followed by the rest of the elements described above.

Spielberg, Steven, director. Schindler’s List. Performances by Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes. Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2013.

YouTube Clip

“The Reading Machine 1.” YouTube, uploaded by A.J. Jenkins, 20 May 2011, www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2hazzQ5bSs.

Film Streamed from a Database

Carruthers, Bob, director. Ancient Civilizations: The Ottoman Empire. Narrated by Penny Mahon. Eagle Rock Entertainment, 1999. Films on Demand, fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=101149&xtid=8690.

Television or Radio Program

“Hush.” Buffy the Vampire Slayer, created by Josh Whedon, performance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, season 4, episode 10, WB Television Network, 14 Dec. 1999.

Image of Artwork Retrieved from a Database

Van Gogh, Vincent. Cypresses. 1889. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1949. ARTstor Digital Library, http://library.artstor.org.

Artwork Contained in a Museum

Hartigan, Grace. William of Orange. 1962, Baltimore Museum of Art.

Musical Score

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93. 1812. Miniature score ed. Dover, 2000.

Sound Recordings

Individual Track within a Larger Recording

Simon, Paul, and Milton Nascimento. "Spirit Voices." The Rhythm of the Saints. Warner Bros., 1990.

Entire Recording Streamed from a Database

Haydn, Franz Joseph. Creation. London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis. LSO Live, 2009. Naxos Music Library. http://towson.naxosmusiclibrary.com/streamw.asp?ver=2.0&s=75504%2Ftowsonnml11%2F633097.

Digital Music File Download

Springsteen, Bruce. “Glory Days.” Born in the U.S.A. MP3 file, Columbia Records, 1984. iTunes, http://www.apple.com/itunes/music/.