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APA Referencing

Citing sources in APA format


The most important part of any APA reference citation is "retreivability." Your reader must be be able to find it from the source where you retrieved it. Many videos are found online, but some are not.  Three examples are shown here according to the type of source for the video.

Video found on YouTube

The "screen name" is important for retrieving YouTube videos and must always be given. You can also add the real name of the author in your citation if it is given.

Format (screen name only): Screen name. (year, month day). Title of video  [Video]. YouTube. http://xxxxxxxxxx 

Example: United Nations. (2012, November 26). Qatar: Sweet epidemic [Video]. YouTube. 

Format (real name available): Author A. A. [Screen name]. (year, month day). Title of video  [Video]. YouTube. http://xxxxxxxxxx 

Example: Lonappan, A. [Anto Lonappan]. (2014, November 24). Beat diabetes 2014 Doha-Qatar [Video]. YouTube.

TED Talks

Example: Smith, T. M. (2018, April). How to train employees to have difficult conversations [Video]. TED Conferences.

Video found on other website (no screen names)

Format: Author. (date). Title of document [Format]. http://xxxxxxxxxx

Example: Hamad Medical Corporation. (n.d.). Nursing -- A Noble Profession [Video].

Other Film or Video (not found online).

Format: Author. (contribution). (year). Title of the video or film [Description]. Publisher.

Example: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. (Producer). (2005). Lippincott’s maternity nursing video series: Volume 1 prenatal care [DVD]. Wolters Kluwer.  

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