Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2017     Views: 4352

Chicago style does not specifically explain how to cite YouTube videos. However, they do describe 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):

General Format

Footnote/Endnote:

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

Bibliographical Entry:

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

Example

The following example were taken from the Chicago Manual of Style (14.280 Online Multimedia)

Note:

2. “HOROWITZ AT CARNEGIE HALL 2-Chopin Nocturne in Fm Op.55,” YouTube video, 5:53, from a performance televised by CBS on September 22, 1968, posted by “hubanj,” January 9, 2009, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDVBtuWkMS8.

Bib:

“HOROWITZ AT CARNEGIE HALL 2-Chopin Nocturne in Fm Op.55,” YouTube video, 5:53, from a performance televised by CBS on September 22, 1968, posted by “hubanj,” January 9, 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDVBtuWkMS8.

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing websites in Chicago style.

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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 website in your class assignments and projects.

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