Q. How do I cite a YouTube video using the APA format?


To cite a YouTube video in your references list, follow this general format:

Last Name, F. M. [Username, if different]. (Year, Month Date). Title of video [Video]. YouTube. URL 

For example:

TED. (2013, 16 July). Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudy with a chance of joy [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhP52caGW6s&t=340s

CBS This Morning. (2020, May 21). Harvard doctor shares "good news" on coronavirus immunity studies [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj_UsNsT0EA&t=1s

For in text citations:

Use the author & year format you would normally use for APA in-text citations. Since there are no page numbers, quotations and paraphrases are cited the same. For example:
Many of the early UFO pictures were actually lenticularis clouds (TED, 2013).
New studies may indicate that humans can become immune to COVID 19 (CBS This Morning, 2020).
"Almost every study is finding that after you have become infected and you clear the infection you do develop antibodies" (CBS This Morning, 2020).
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  • Last Updated Jun 15, 2020
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