Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019     Views: 59109

The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) includes YouTube videos under their videos and multimedia information (see Section 14.267: Videos, podcasts, and other online multimedia for more information). The general format is outlined below and you should include as much information as possible. 

General Format:

10. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, “Title of Video,” YouTube video, running time, publication date, URL.

For Example:

10. shapirolibrary, “Interview with Professor David Gou – 3D Printer Gripper,” YouTube Video, 1:10, December 19, 2017,

Shortened Notes:

11. shapirolibrary, “Interview with Professor David Gou."

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

shapirolibrary. “Interview with Professor David Gou – 3D Printer Gripper.” YouTube Video, 1:10. December 19, 2017.

More information:

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

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.


University of Chicago. (2017). The Chicago Manual of Style. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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