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



For YouTube videos use the name of the YouTube account as the author.

For videos on websites (that are NOT clips of a television episode or a film like a movie or documentary), use these templates:


 Create a reference                                                                                                                                              


Author(s) last name, Initial. (Year, Month Day). Video title [Video]. Site name.



A TED talk:

Narula, H. (2019, April). The transformative power of video games [Video]. TED Conferences.


A TED talk found on YouTube:

TED. (2019, September 19). Pico Iyer: What ping-pong taught me about life [Video].


A YouTube video:

Weissman, J. (2019, November 7). Making the Popeyes chicken sandwich at home, but better [Video]. YouTube.

 Create a citation                                                                          


(Author(s) last name, year)

(Author(s) last name, Year, hh:mm:ss 



(Narula, 2019)

(Narual, 2019, 3:54:23) 


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