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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style

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Referencing a YouTube or other streaming video with an individual author

When referencing a YouTube video, credit the uploader as the author and include their username in square brackets where possible. If the uploader's name is not clear, simply use their username and omit the brackets. Streaming videos from other online sources (e.g., Vimeo) can be referenced similarly—just replace YouTube with the name of the relevant source.

Author, A. [username]. (Year, Month day). Title of video in italic sentence case [Video]. YouTube. URL

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


Examples

Reference list entry

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

In-text citations

Narrative
As Apsolon's (2011) video shows ... (1:45).

Parenthetical
... (Apsolon, 2011, 1:45).

Note
As in the in-text example above, when quoting or paraphrasing from a video, include the time the relevant information appears.

Referencing a YouTube or other streaming video with a corporate author

When referencing a YouTube video, credit the uploader as the author and include their username in square brackets where possible. If the uploader's name is not clear, simply use their username and omit the brackets. Streaming videos from other online sources (e.g., Vimeo) can be referenced similarly—just replace YouTube with the name of the relevant source.

Organisation name in Title Case [username]. (Year, Month day). Title of video in italic sentence case [Video]. YouTube. URL

Ministry of Health [minhealthnz]. (2017, November 1). What could the future of digital healthcare look like for a community nurse [Video]. YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV2CDla7vmg  


Examples

Reference list entry

Ministry of Health [minhealthnz]. (2017, November 1). What could the future of digital healthcare look like for a community nuse? [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV2CDla7vmg 

In-text citations

Time stamps are optional when paraphrasing information.

Narrative
As Ministry of Health's (2017) video shows ... (1:45).

Parenthetical
... (Ministry of Health, 2017, 1:45).


Referencing a TED Talk

When referencing a TED Talk from the TED website, use the name of the speaker as the author. For example:

Author, A. (Year, Month day). Title of TED talk in italic sentence case [Video]. TED Conferences. URL

Veitch, J. (2016, June). The agony of trying to unsubscribe [Video]. TED Conferences. https://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitch_the_agony_of_trying_to_unsubscribe

 

NOTE
If the TED Talk is on YouTube, list the owner of the YouTube account as the author (essentially, reference as you would a YouTube video). 

Examples

Reference list entry

Veitch, J. (2016, June). The agony of trying to unsubscribe [Video]. TED Conferences. https://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitch_the_agony_of_trying_to_unsubscribe

In-text citations

Time stamps are optional when paraphrasing information.

Narrative
As Veitch (2016) remarks ... (2:20).

Parenthetical
... (Veitch, 2016,  2:20).

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