APA Style Reference format for YouTube videos and other electronic resources

Recently, a student’s question about the proper citation of a YouTube video in APA style sent me on a research quest. Along the way, I learned about two valuable resources for APA style which I’d like to share with you.

The first is the APA Style website, which can be found at https://www.apastyle.org/learn/quick-guide-on-references.

In fact, if you visit the home page of the APA Style website, and scroll down to the bottom of the page, you’ll come to this:

Quick Answers References

Another valuable resource is the APA Style blog, which can be found at http://blog.apastyle.org.

There is a search box in the upper right hand corner (see the illustration below), and many more answers can be found there. For instance, when I typed “YouTube citation” into the search box, my results included advice on how to cite comments on a YouTube video, how to name an interview subject in a YouTube video, and how to properly cite a TedTalk.


search box