Q. How do I cite a youtube video?


Good morning and thanks for your question. Are you using APA, MLA, or another citation style?

There are examples of each (APA/MLA) on this resource guide; APA on left, and MLA on right.

Also, the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) -- a great resource for all kinds of citation questions -- shows an APA youtube entry on this page ( your must scroll down almost to the bottom, to the section entitled "Blog (Weblog)  and Video Blog Post".

I could not find a specific MLA youtube citation format on the OWL. If you are citing in MLA and need further help, I would look at the OWL pages entitled: MLA works cited: Electronic sources and Other common sources. Each have examples of video citations that could be applied to youtube clips. 

If after looking at these examples you still are not sure how to proceed, please make an appointment with us or just stop by the Levin Library Information Desk.

I hope this answers your question -- please  let us know if we can be of further help.


Jane Lawless

Levin Library


  • Last Updated Nov 02, 2016
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  • Answered By Jane Lawless (Nursing and Public Health)

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