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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

YouTube Video, Username (No Personal Author Listed)



Username. (Year, Month followed by day). Title of video in sentence case and italics: Capitalize the first word of the subtitle [Video]. YouTube.



Great Big Story. (2017, September 25). The world's most magnificent libraries [Video]. YouTube.



  • Username = YouTube channel username.
  • The person or group who uploaded the video is credited as the author for retrievability, even if they did not create the work.
  • Describe the work in square brackets after the title. For example: [Video]
  • Include the direct URL to the video.

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

Great Big Story. (2017, September 25). The world's most magnificent libraries [Video]. YouTube.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Parenthetical example


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Great Big Story, 2017).                        


Narrative example


According to Great Big Story, "consider this a direct quote with time stamp" (2017, 17:21).

Remember, in-text citation formatting changes depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number, Heading or Time Stamp for more information.