Q. How do I reference a TED talk video?



From TED Talk website 


Presenter(s) last name, Initials. (Year, Month day). Title of TED Talk [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/.... 


Bregman, R. (2017, April). Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/rutger_bregman_poverty_isn_t_a_lack_of_character_it_s_a_lack_of_cash  

In-text citation:

(Presenter(s) last names, year). 


(Bregman, 2017). 

From YouTube 


Producer. (Year, Month day). Title of TED talk [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/.... 


TED. (2017, June 13). Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydKcaIE6O1k  

In-text citation: 

(Producer, year). 


(TED, 2017). 


  • Note italics and sentence case for title of video

  • Include the presenter(s) names in your in your sentence when you cite in-text, e.g. Bregman advocates for guaranteed basic income as a solution to end poverty (TED, 2017). 

  • For more information on creating your in-text citations check out In-text citation

  • If you quote or paraphrase from the video, you can include the timestamp in the in-text citation. This APA blog post explains how to use a timestamp when citing videos. 


  • Last Updated Sep 24, 2019
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  • Answered By Rabia Saeed

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