Aside from the cat videos, beauty vlogs and viral challenges, YouTube can be a powerful source of knowledge and numerous universities, research centres, thinktanks and educators regularly produce and distribute great content on YouTube.

To cite a YouTube video you will need the following:

  • Name of the account that published the video
  • Date the video was uploaded
  • Title of the video
  • URL

YouTube citation format: Harvard style

Name of account that published the video (Year video was uploaded) Title of the Video. Day Month the video was uploaded. Available at: URL (Accessed: Day Month Year).

For example:

CNN Business (2018) These are the most confusing questions Congress asked Zuckerberg. 24 January. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHckZCxdRkA (Accessed: 17 March 2021).

World Economic Forum (2019) Innovation Skills and the Future of Jobs. 3 November. Available at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgI_z3ttFWs (Accessed: 23 May 2020).