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How to Cite a YouTube Video in APA/MLA/Chicago

Posted on: Sep. 21, 2020

While referring to citing information, you might think of journals or books. YouTube, however, as one of the video sharing sites, provides numerous informative visual contents. Even though there are channels posting questionable content, YouTube video is the most direct way to explain or prove your idea.

In order to help you out, we now summarized three ways to cite a YouTube video, including in APA, MLA and Chicago format. These methods also work when you need to cite videos from other sites. Refer to the part you need.

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Cite a YouTube Video

Cite a YouTube Video

Cite a YouTube Video in APA Format

APA is the most general format to cite online videos. The information need to be included are as follows:

* Video creators’ name and the screen name. The screen name should include brackets. If you only know the screen name, then only write the screen name without brackets.

* Date. The date when the video is uploaded. (year, month, day).

* Title of the video and video file.

* URL. Where did you retrieve the video.

APA is the most general format to cite online videos. The information need to be included are as follows:

Example of a citation with creator’s full name:

Britney Spears. [1 Million Dance Studio]. (2020, December, 9). Toxic [Video File]. Retrieved from http://URL.com

Example of a citation with creator’s full name:

1 Million Dance Studio. (2020, December, 9). Toxic [Video File]. Retrieved from http://URL.com

In-text: (1milliondancestudio, 2020)

Cite a YouTube Video in MLA Format

MLA is also one of the formats for citing online videos. Information that must be included are as follows.

* Author’s name.

* Title of the video.

* The people’s name who uploaded the video.

* Date when the video was uploaded. (day, month, year)

* URL.

Example of citation with the same author and uploader or unknown uploader:

“Toxic.” YouTube, uploaded by 1 Million Dance Studio, 09, 12, 2020, https://www.URL.com.

Example of citation with different author and uploader:

Britney Spears. “Toxic.” YouTube, uploaded by 1 Million Dance Studio, 09, 12, 2020, https://www.URL.com.

In-text: (“1 Million Dance Studio,” 00:00:00-00:01:30).

Cite a YouTube Video in Chicago Format

To cite a YouTube video in Chicago format, you need to have the following information.

* The people’s name who post it.

* Title of the video.

* YouTube video name.

* Video length.

* Date published.

* URL.

Example of citation in Chicago:

1 Million Dance Studio. “Toxic.” YouTube video, 00:12:20. March, 20, 2020. http://www.URL.com.

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