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APA (6th ed.) referencing guide (Online): YouTube/online videos

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Below you will find guidance and examples of how to set out a reference to a YouTube video in the body of your work and in the reference list at the end.

In text citations


Grady (2017) demonstrates that...


...(Grady, 2017).

Reference list

Last name, Initial(s). [screen name]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL


Grady, J. (2017, October 15). How to use YouTube for lecturers [Video file]. Retrieved


Note: Screen names are more prominent that actual names on YouTube. If you come across a user whose real name isn’t available, use only their screen name without brackets.