Citing Different Media From the Same Online Article

When doing research for a project or report, it’s great to seek out different types of media, from text-based articles to videos. But what do you do when the video and article are on the same online article or web page?

As it turns out, both media types need to be cited separately — but  don’t let the extra step get in the way! You can can still easily use multiple resources (e.g., text, image, etc.)from the same source, or web page in this case. Once you’ve cited an image from a web page, you’ve done most of the heavy lifting should you also wish to cite a video or text from that same page!

Below, we’ve put together information on how to cite different media (text, video, image) from the same web page for three common citation types: MLA format, APA format and Chicago style.

To make the process a breeze, we’re including an example of a handy-dandy article on the History.com website. From video to text to images, this web page is filled with valuable information on the Great Depression—and we’ll show you how to cite all three source types without breaking a rule.

First, locate this information before citing content from online articles or web pages:

  • Contributor name(s)/Author name(s)/Group name
  • Date of publication
  • Web page title
  • Specific content titles or description (Image, video, etc.)
  • Date you accessed the content
  • URL

Citing Text

Cite text from a web page in MLA

Format:

Author Last Name, First Name. “Web Page Title.” Title of Website, Publisher, Date published, URL.

*Only include the publisher name if it is different than the web page title.

MLA citation example:

“Great Depression History.” History, A&E Television Networks, 16 May 2019, https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history.

Cite text from a web page in APA

Format:

Author Last Name, First Initial or Group Name. (Year of Publication). Web page title. Retrieved from URL.

APA reference example:

History.com Editors. (2009). Great Depression history. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history

Cite text from a web page in Harvard (Cite Them Right 10th edition)

Format:

Author Last Name, First Initial. or Group Name (Year of Publication) Web page title. Available at: URL (Accessed: Day Month Year).

Harvard example:

History.com Editors (2009) Great Depression history. Available at: https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history (Accessed: 11 April 2019).

Citing Videos

Cite a video from a web page in MLA

Format:

Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Video.” Title of Website, Publisher, Date Published, URL.

*Only include the publisher name if it is different than the web page title.

Example:

“Bank Runs and the Hoover Administration.” History, A&E Television Networks, 16 May 2019, https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history.

Cite a video from a web page in APA

Format:

Author Last Name, First Initial or Group Name. (Year, Month Day of video post). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL.

Example:

History.com Editors. (2009, October 29). Bank runs and the Hoover administration [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history

Cite a video from a web page in Harvard (Cite Them Right 10th edition)

Format:

Author Last Name, First Initial or Group Name (Year of Publication) Title of video. Available at: URL (Accessed: Day Month Year).

Harvard referencing example:

History.com Editors (2009) Bank runs and the Hoover administration. Available at: https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history (Accessed: 11 April 2019).

Citing something else in this style? Read the Cite This For Me Harvard referencing guide.

Citing Images

Cite an image from a web page in MLA

Format:

Contributor Last Name, First Name. “Title of Image.” Title of Website, Publisher, Date Published, URL.

*Only include the publisher name if it is different than the web page name.

 

Example:

“Unemployed in Line for Rations.” History, A&E Television Networks, 16 May 2019, https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history.

Cite an image from a web page in APA

Format:

Contributor Last Name, First Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of the image or a description [Online image]. Retrieved from URL.

Example:

History.com Editors. (2009). Unemployed in line for rations [Online image]. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history

Cite an image from a web page in Harvard (Cite Them Right 10th edition)

Format:

Contributor Last Name, First Initial or Group Name (Year of Publication) Title of the image or a description. Available at: URL (Accessed: Day Month Year).

Example:

History.com Editors (2009) Unemployed in line for rations. Available at: https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/great-depression-history (Accessed: 11 April 2019).


 

Looking for more bibliographic resources? At Cite This For Me, you can also find a Chicago citation generator, a guide on how to do an in-text citation, and annotated bibliography example, and other tools.