Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2022     Views: 156

TikTok Video

General Format

Author, A. A. [@TikTok username]. (Year, Month Day). Caption, use the first 20 words [Video]. TikTok. https://xxxxx

For Example

@taylorcassidyj. (2022, January 7). when being an ally you don’t need to PROVE IT. people who are marginalized can tell either way [Video]. TikTok.


If the username and name are the same use the username starting with the "@" symbol but without the brackets (as shown in the above example). Ignore the "@" symbol when alphabetizing the entry on the reference page.

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(@taylorcassidyj, 2022)


@taylorcassidyj (2022)

TikTok Profile

General Format

Author, A. A. [@TikTok username]. (n.d). Text, use the first 20 words in the description [TikTok profile]. TikTok. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://xxxxx

For Example

Oregon Zoo [@oregonzoo]. (n.d). A better future for wildlife. On TikTok. [TikTok profile]. TikTok. Retrieved January 31, 2022, from

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Oregon Zoo, n.d)


Oregon Zoo (n.d)

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