Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020     Views: 496945

NOTE: This FAQ has been updated to the 7th edition. 

According to the APA Style 7th edition the general format is as follows:

Username. (Year, Month Day). Title of video [Video]. YouTube. https://xxxxx

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

markapsolon. (2011, September 9). The haunting tape 14 (ghost caught on video) [Video]. YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nyGCbxD848

shapirolibrary. (2017, July 24). IBISWorld - industry reports & information [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot98iAtFzfo

NOTE: The screen name should follow the capitalization that appears on YouTube. The URLs should link to the source.

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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 a website.

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.


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