Example APA Style: YouTube

Information from YouTube- and Vimeo-videos can be useful for your dissertation. Remember to record these sources in the right APA Style.

If the real name of the user is unknown, you can use the username instead, without square brackets. If both names are known, real name and username, you can add the username in square brackets.

 YouTube/Vimeo
APA-formatAuthorLastName, FirstInitial. [ScreenName]. (Year, Month Day). TitleVideo [YouTube]. Retrieved from http://WebAdress
In reference listNeistat, C. [CaseyNeistat]. (2015, October 17). NEW CAR! [YouTube]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XqsJYk1-yM
In the text
  • According to the YouTube clip ‘NEW CAR!’ … (Neistat, 2015).
  • Neistat (2015) suggested in the YouTube clip ‘NEW CAR!’ that … .
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