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APA Citation Style, 6th Edition: Video

APA Citation Style


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In place of author's names, use the primary contributor's names of the video and list how they contributed in parenthesis beside their name (Producer, Director, etc). Try to find the producer and director for each reference.

General Format:

In-Text Citation:

(Producer Last Name & Director Last Name, year)


Producer Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Producer). Director Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Director). (Year). Title of motion picture or video [format]. Country of origin: Studio.

Note: for streaming videos, the format would be [Video file] and instead of including the country of origin and studio, you would include a link to the homepage for the source of the video file. See example below.


In-text Citation:

(fitne, 1990)


fitne (Producer). (1990). The nurse theorists: Portraits of excellence-Florence Nightingale: life and work [Video file]. Available from

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Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (6th Edition). Please refer to page 209 of the APA Manual (6th Edition) for more information.

Helpful Tips

-For an episode from a TV series, follow the format of chapter from a book, but list the script writer and director in the author position and the producer in the editor position (p.209).

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