Answered By: Aaron Dobbs
Last Updated: 2017.May.25     Views: 80338

Citing videos from online sources can be tricky. Arguably, YouTube is a video blog hosting service -  each user posts individual items which APA treats like blog posts. There are some tricky italics exceptions for these, so pay attention to the details...

From the Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide - Reference List: Electronic Sources page:
(source link below, scroll down to "Blog (Weblog) and Video Blog Post" near the bottom of the page) 

"Blog (Weblog) and Video Blog Post

Include the title of the message and the URL. Please note that titles for items in online communities (e.g. blogs, newsgroups, forums) are not italicized. If the author’s name is not available, provide the screen name.

J Dean. (2008, May 7). When the self emerges: Is that me in the mirror? [Web log comment]. Retrieved from 

Psychology Video Blog #3 [Video file]. Retrieved from 


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