Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2015     Views: 1520

APA style does not specifically address how to cite YouTube videos. However, they do address how to cite Video Blog Posts (Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, Page 215, Example 77), which may include the following information (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Author or Producer Last Name, First Name. (Year, Month Date). Title of the video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://-list the entire website-

Grossman, Letti. (2006, June 7). Mother's Day Parade, 2004 [Video file]. Retrieved from

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

For more information about citing YouTube videos in APA Style, please visit our APA 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 APA Style.

Video Tutorials: APA (6th Ed.) Research Paper Basics (Full Playlist)

Video tutorials on APA style are available via the Atomic Learning database. Please note: you will be asked to log in using your SNHU email username and password. 

Web Resources:

These web resources may be helpful if you need additional information about citing sources in APA 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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