Q. How do I cite and reference a TED talk?


If the video you are referencing was found on the TED Talks website:


Presenter(s) last name, Initial. (Year, Month). Video title in italics and sentence case [Video]. TED Conferences. https://www.ted.com/...


Narula, H. (2019, April). The transformative power of video games [Video]. TED Conferences. https://www.ted.com/talks/herman_narula_the_transformative_power_of_video_games

In-text citation (direct quote):

(Presenter, year, timestamp)

*timestamp in 00:00 format

In-text citation (paraphrase):

(Presenter, year)


(Narula, 2019)

If the video you are referencing was found on YouTube:


TED. (Year, Month Day). Presenter Name: Talk title in italics and sentence case [Video]. https://www.youtube.com/...


TED. (2019, September 19). Pico Iyer: What ping-pong taught me about life [Video]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY5UdMh6WJg

In-text citation:

(TED, year)


(TED, 2019)


  • If you are referencing a direct quotation from a TED talk, include a timestamp in your in-text citation. Format it like this: (Presenter, year, minute:second)
  • For more tips and examples on referencing in APA format, check here
  • For more information on creating in-text citations, check here  


  • Last Updated May 07, 2020
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  • Answered By Ethan Allard

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