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APA Citation Style: Videos

This guide provides information on the 7th edition of APA Citation Style as used at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Online Video

  Template Example
In-text citation (for a paraphrase) (Author Username, year uploaded) (Ahrefs, 2018)
In-text citation (for a direct quotation) (Author Username, year uploaded, timestamp) (Ahrefs, 2018, 2:35)
Reference list entry Author Username. (Year, Month Day uploaded). Title of video [Video]. Website name. URL of video Ahrefs. (2018, June 25). SEO for beginners: A basic search engine optimization tutorial for higher Google rankings [Video]. YouTube.

Video from a Library Database*

  Template Example
In-text citation (for a paraphrase) (Corporate Author, year published) (Ivanhoe Broadcast News, 2017)
In-text citation (for a direct quotation) (Corporate Author, year published, timestamp) (Ivanhoe Broadcast News, 2017, 0:28)
Reference list entry Corporate Author. (Year published). Title of video [Video]. Database. URL of video Ivanhoe Broadcast News. (2017). Exercise during pregnancy [Video]. Films on Demand.

*Note: This template was created by the SAIT Library to address the need for guidance on citing sources that are unique to SAIT. While based as closely as possible on official APA Style for other source types, this template is not contained within official APA Style and will not be found in the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition.

Motion Picture

  Template Example
In-text citation (for a paraphrase) (Director Surname, year created) (Smithee, 2001)
In-text citation (for a direct quotation) (Director Surname, year created, timestamp) (Smithee, 2001, 1:10:15)
Reference list entry Director Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Director). (Date of publication). Title of motion picture [Film]. Studio or distributor. Smithee, A. F. (Director). (2001). Really big disaster movie [Film]. Paramount Pictures.

What if. . .

Scenario Solution In-text citation example Reference list entry example
You cite a TedTalk you find on Youtube

In-text: Cite the username (typically TED).

Reference list: Cite the username (typically TED).

(TED, 2014) TED. (2014, June 27). How to speak so that people want to listen | Julien Treasure [Video]. YouTube.
You cite a TedTalk you found on the TedTalk website

In-text: Cite the presenter(s) of the TEDTalk.

Reference list: Cite the presenter(s) of the TedTalk.

(Lewis & Stevenson, 2019)

Lewis, J., & Stevenson, B. (2019, November). The fight for civil rights and freedom [Video]. TED. stevenson_the_fight_for_civil_rights_and_freedom

Is your scenario not covered in this table? Try consulting the official APA Style Blog's detailed information about elements of reference list entries and missing reference information or ask your liaison for help. 

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