Citing YouTube videos
Aside from the cat videos, beauty vlogs and viral challenges, YouTube is a powerful source of knowledge and numerous universities, research centers, think tanks and educators have created channels and regularly produce and distribute great content.
To cite a YouTube video, it is important you collect the following:
- Year, month and day of publication
- Video title
Based on the APA style guide, we recommend you use the following structure.
APA YouTube video citation format:
Last name, initial. (Year, month and day).Video Title [YouTube] Available at: URL
- CNN Business. (2018, January 24). These are the most confusing questions Congress asked Zuckerberg [YouTube]. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHckZCxdRkA
- Stanford. (2020, July 24). Drone copter to take flight for first time on Mars [YouTube]. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtAWNeVrnck
- World Economic Forum. (2019, November 3). Innovation Skills and the Future of Jobs [YouTube]. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgI_z3ttFWs