Q. How do I reference a video?

The first step is to determine what type of video you are citing and referencing. Use this chart to find the guidelines you need to follow:

Type Often viewed in: Examples of Sources Use this APA guideline:
Movie or documentary
  • Subscription websites, e.g. Netflix, Prime
  • Websites, like YouTube or Vimeo
  • Library databases, e.g. CBC Curio
  • Television
  • Movie theatres

How do I cite and reference a film?

Television episode
  • Subscription websites, e.g. Netflix, Prime
  • Websites, like YouTube or Vimeo
  • Library databases, e.g. CBC Curio
  • Television

How do I cite and reference an episode of a TV show?

Streaming video
  • Websites, like YouTube or Vimeo
  • Library databases, e.g. Films on Demand

How do I cite and reference an online streaming video, e.g. on YouTube or a TED talk?

 

If you are not sure which type of video you are using and the guidelines to follow, please email the library or chat with a library staff member online for guidance.

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  • Last Updated Apr 15, 2021
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  • Answered By Kelley Wadson

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