Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2015     Views: 3336

Chicago style does not specifically address how to cite YouTube videos. However, they do address how to cite Online Multimedia (The Chicago Manual of Style, Section 14.280), which may include the following information (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Recording.” Title of the work as a whole in Italics (If the clip is part of a larger work), Medium or Name of Website, Time Length of Recording. Date Recording was Uploaded. URL.

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to a YouTube video in your class assignments and projects.


For more information about citing YouTube videos in Chicago Style, please visit our Chicago style guide or check out the resources listed below. You may also want to contact the Learning Center (UC Students) or Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional information about citing YouTube videos in Chicago Style.

Video Tutorials: Chicago/Turabian Manual of Style Training (Full Playlist)

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Web Resources:

These web resources may be helpful if you need additional information about citing sources in Chicago Style. However, be sure to evaluate any sources you use--the Shapiro Library cannot vouch for the accuracy of information provided on external websites.

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