Answered By: Lisa Adriani
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2021     Views: 345

Citing YouTube Videos is even easier in APA 7!


YouTube Account Name. (Year, Month Day). Title of video [Video]. YouTube. https://xxxxxxxxxxx


The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. (2017, September 5). Baby hippo Fiona - Episode 1 the beginning - Cincinnati Zoo [Video]. YouTube.

Important Points for YouTube Videos
  • Use the name of the account that uploaded the video as the author. 
  • If the account did not actually create the work, explain this in the text if it is important for readers to know. However, if that would mean citing a source that appears unauthoritative, you might also look for the author’s YouTube channel, official website, or other social media to see whether the same video is available elsewhere. 
  • Provide the specific date on which the video was uploaded. 
  • In-text citations are the same as with other sources - (author, date). In this case, it is (The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 2017).


For more information on APA 7, please visit the Netter Library APA 7 Citation Help Guide.

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