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APA Citation Style, 7th Edition: YouTube or other streaming video

Citing YouTube or other streaming video

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a YouTube video
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Website Name (SOURCE) URL

Director, D. D. (Director).

Producer, P. P. (Executive Producer).

Host, H. H. (Host). 

Artist, A. A. 

Uploader, U. U. [@username].

(2020).
(2020, February 17).
(n.d.).

Title of work.[Description of media]. Site Name.

https://xxx.xxxx
 

Tips for citing YouTube and other video sources in APA 7th edition (p. 274, 342-344). 

  • When adding a reference for a YouTube video, if you can locate it, add the uploader's last name, first initial as the "author." Then add their username in brackets, for example: Smith, J. [@smithjoe]. 
  • After adding the title in italics, in plain text add "video' in brackets and then add YouTube as the platform, for example: How to make pancakes with almond butter [Video]. Youtube. 
  • When adding an in-text citation for a direct quote from a video, make sure to add a timestamp after the date. For example, (Smith, 2018, 5:27)

Examples:

References:

CBS News. (2019, October 4). The perils of private prison health care | Full documentary [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsQuOPy4zX0

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(CBS News, 2019)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(CBS News, 2019, 3:15)

 

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Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (7th Edition). Please refer to Chapter 10: Reference Examples, pp. 274, 342-344 for more information. 

Helpful Tips

Tips for citing social media in APA 7th edition (p. 274, 342-344). 

  • When adding a reference for a YouTube video, if you can locate it, add the uploader's last name, first initial as the "author." Then add their username in brackets, for example: Smith, J. [@smithjoe]. 
  • After adding the title in italics, in plain text add "video' in brackets and then add YouTube as the platform, for example: How to make pancakes with almond butter [Video]. Youtube. 
  • When adding an in-text citation for a direct quote from a video, make sure to add a timestamp after the date. For example, (Smith, 2018, 5:27)

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