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YouTube Video: Basic APA Format

According to the official APA Style Blog, the basic format for citing a YouTube video is:

Author, A.A. [Screen name]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx

  • If the user’s real name is not available, include only the screen name, without brackets
  • The capitalization [or lack thereof] in the screen name is in keeping with how it appears online.
  • In text, cite by the author name that appears outside of brackets, whichever one that may be.

YouTube Video: APA Example

Bozeman Science. (2014, March 10). Integumentary system [Video file]. Retrieved from 

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5VnOS9Ke3g&feature=share&list=PL0mifQXDgbZy8-UR936WkJcALVm2qiVq3&index=3