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APA 6th Edition (scroll down for APA 7th edition)

Lastname, A. [Screen name]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

  • In-text citation: (Screen name, year, time of quoted material within video e.g. 1:25) 
  • See "Timestamps for Audiovisual Materials in APA Style" from the APA Style Blog for more information on creating in-text citations for videos, movies, podcasts, and television shows.

TED Talk

If the video was retrieved from the TED website:

Robinson, K. (2006, February). Ken Robinson: How school kills creativity [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

  • In-text citation: (Robinson, 2006, 15:45)

If the TED video was posted on YouTube and that's where you retrieved it (versus directly from ted.com):

TED. (2007, January 6). Do schools kill creativity|Sir Ken Robinson|TED Talks [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

  • In-text citation: (TED, 2007, 1:15)

For more information, see "How to Cite a TED Talk in APA Style" from the APA Style Blog.

YouTube Video

Fields, J. (2012). Brene Brown on the power of being vulnerable [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd3DYvBGyFs

Video Transcript

If you referred to a video's transcript and wish to cite the transcript that is available from the same location as the video (e.g., the "transcript" option in a YouTube video), please include the words "and transcript" in the reference:

TED. (2007, January 6). Do schools kill creativity|Sir Ken Robinson|TED Talks [Video file and transcript]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

  • In-text citation: (TED, 2007, 1:15)

This recommendation is based on advice provided by an APA Style expert (Stefanie) in a blog post comment to "How to Create a Reference for a YouTube Video".

Webinar

If an archived webinar is recoverable online, it can be cited as an online video as well. For example:

Axe, J., & Bell, T. (2017, March 27). Lunch and learn: Giving feedback on student writing [Video file]. Retrieved from https://livestream.com/royalroads/events/7167907/videos/152782627

  • In-text citation: (Axe & Bell, 2017, 18:05)

If the webinar is livestreamed but not recorded, or if the recording is not publicly accessible, it is not included in a reference list, but cited as personal communication instead.

References

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

Stefanie. (2013, February 12). Re: How to create a reference for a YouTube video [Blog post comment]. Retrieved from blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/10/how-to-create-a-reference-for-a-youtube-video.html#comment-6a01157041f4e3970b017ee88820ca970d

APA 7th Edition

Lastname, A. [Screen name]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video]. Streaming video site name. URL

  • In-text citation: (Screen name, year, time stamp) 
  • See page 344 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

TED Talk

If the video was retrieved from the TED website:

Robinson, K. (2006, February). Ken Robinson: How school kills creativity [Video]. TED Conferences. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

  • In-text citation: (Robinson, 2006, 15:45)

If the TED video was posted on YouTube and that's where you retrieved it (versus directly from ted.com):

TED. (2007, January 6). Do schools kill creativity|Sir Ken Robinson|TED Talks [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

  • In-text citation: (TED, 2007, 1:15)

For more information, see page 343 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

YouTube Video

Fields, J. (2012, October 3). Brene Brown on the power of being vulnerable [Video]. YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd3DYvBGyFs

  • In-text citation: (Fields, 2012, 45:02)
  • See page 344 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) for more information.

Webinar

If an archived webinar is recoverable online, it can be cited as an online video as well. For example:

Axe, J., & Bell, T. (2017, March 27). Lunch and learn: Giving feedback on student writing [Webinar]. Royal Roads University. https://livestream.com/royalroads/events/7167907/videos/152782627

  • In-text citation: (Axe & Bell, 2017, 18:05)

If the webinar is livestreamed but not recorded, or if the recording is not publicly accessible, it is not included in a reference list, but cited as personal communication instead (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 344).

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000