Answered By: Rachel Lerner
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2021     Views: 3280

If you viewed the video on the TED website, a reference to this TED Talk would be as follows:

  • When the TED Talk comes from TED's website, use the name of the speaker as the author.
  • Note that the TED page and the video itself give only "July" as the date, so that's what you can include in the reference.
  • If the speaker's name is part of the title of the video, include that in the title in your citation. 



Speaker, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of video [Video]. TED Conferences. https://xxxxxxxxxx

Goldacre, B. (2011, July). Battling bad science [Video]. TED Conferences.

In-text citation:

Goldacre (2011) or (Goldacre, 2011)

If you viewed the video on YouTube, use the following reference:

  • When the TED Talk is on YouTube, list the owner of the YouTube account (here, TED) as the author to aid in retrieval. 
  • Provide as specific a date as possible. 
  • When the speaker is not listed as the author, integrate their name into the narrative if desired: 
    • Shane explained that the artificial intelligence technically “did what they asked it to do—they just accidentally asked it to do the wrong thing” (TED, 2019, 8:51).



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

TED. (2013, March 13). My stroke of insight | Jill Bolte Taylor [Video]. YouTube.  

In-text citation:

TED (2013) or (TED, 2013)



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

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