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APA Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in APA style, avoid plagiarism, learn what APA style is and includes, find examples of APA style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in APA, and more.

Video & Film


NOTE: Don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines. 

General Format

Username. (Year, Month Day). Title of video [Video]. YouTube. https://xxxxx

For Example

shapirolibrary. (2017, July 24). IBISWorld - industry reports & information [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot98iAtFzfol

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(shapirolibrary, 2017)

OR

shapirolibrary (2017)

General Format

YouTube username. (date). Title [YouTube Channel]. YouTube. Retrieved date, from https://xxxxxx

For Example

shapirolibrary. (n.d.). Home [YouTube Channel]. YouTube. Retrieved January 14, 2020, from https://www.youtube.com/user/shapirolibrary/

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(shapirolibrary, n.d.)

OR

shapirolibrary (n.d.)

General Format

Director, A. A. (Date). Title of film [Film]. Production Company.

NOTE: You do not need to include how the film was watched (on DVD or in theaters), but if the information is necessary (director's cut, extended editions, educational video, etc.) include that in the brackets after Film: [Film; description].

For Example

Melfi, T. (2016). Hidden figures [Film]. Chernin Entertainment; Levantine Films.

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Melfi, 2016)

OR

Melfi (2016)

General Format

Producer, A. A. & Producer, B. B. (Producers). (Date). Title of TV series [TV series]. Production Company.

For Example

Daniels, G., Schur, M., Klein, H., Miner, D., Sackett, M., Holland, D., & Goor, D. (Executive Producers). (2009-2015). Parks and recreation [TV series]. Deedle-Dee Productions; 3 Arts Entertainment.

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Daniels et al., 2009-2015)

OR

Daniels et al. (2009-2015)

General Format

Writer, A. A. (Writer) & Director, B. B. (Director). (Date episode aired). Title of episode (Season number, Episode number) [TV series episode]. In A. A. Producer, B. B. Producer, & C. C. Producer (Producers), Title of TV series. Production Company.

NOTE: Include the role (Writer, Director) after the name. If the person is both the writer and director the notation would be: (Writer & Director)

For Example

Morgan, P. (Writer & Director). (2016, November 4). Hyde Park corner (Season 1, Episode 2) [TV series episode]. In P. Morgan, S. Daldry, R. Fox, A. Harries, S. Mackie, & M. B. Shaw (Executive Producers), The crown. Left Bank Pictures.

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Morgan, 2016)

OR

Morgan (2016)

From the TED Talk Website

General Format

Speaker, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of talk [Video]. TED Conferences. https://xxxxx

For Example

Walker, M. (2019, April). Sleep is your superpower [Video]. TED Conferences. https://www.ted.com/talks/matt_walker_sleep_is_your_superpower

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(Walker, 2019)

OR

Walker (2019)


From YouTube

General Format

Uploader. (Year, Month Day). Title of talk [Video]. YouTube. https://xxxxx

For Example

TED. (2019, December 21). Mike Cannon-Brookes: How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/ZkwqZfvbdFw

Corresponding In-Text Citation

(TED, 2019)

OR

TED (2019)

For more information, visit the APA Style page Audiovisual Media This link opens in a new window.