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Answered By: BethMarie Gooding Last Updated: Jul 30, 2016 Views: 8260
Movie Reference Pattern:
Producer, & Director. (date). Title [format]. Country of origin: studio.
YouTube or Internet Video Reference Pattern:
Creator/author [screen name if used]. (date). Title [video file]. Retrieved from URL.
See more information at: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/10/how-to-create-a-reference-for-a-youtube-video.html
Brown, A. (2013, February 9). Florence Nightingale: Iron
maiden [video file]. Retrieved from
Stanton, A. & Unkrich, L. (Directors). (2003). Finding Nemo [Motion
picture]. United States: Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation.
TexasGirly1979. (2013, August 5). Cat wearing a shark costume
cleans the kitchen on a Roomba [video file]. Retrieved from
Sample Citations that Match the Above References:
Bruce, the shark, states that he is "a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine" (Stanton & Unkrich, 2003).
Brown (2013) includes an interview with Jehanne Wake, a biographer of Florence Nightingale, who states that Nightingale's family were progressive liberals and even radicals.
Note: unlike direct quotations from books, articles, and web pages, movies do not have page or paragraph numbers you can include.
Note: you do not need to keep track of minutes or tracks.
Creating Your Own References:
Creating Your Own References:
- Login to your NoodleBib account.
- Create a project or use a pre-existing project.
- Click on References.
- Choose one of the following (as appropriate) from the Select a Citation type dropdown menu:
- Film or Video Recording (Movie, DVD, etc.)
- Video Clip (Online)
- Video Podcast
- Television Program
- Click on Create Citation.
- Answer the questions about your video or movie...:
- You will be asked for a variety of information including things like producer and director. You will also be able to indicate the format of the film or recording: DVD, VHS, YouTube, etc.
- Click on Submit when you are done.
Also see out APA Citation online guide for further examples, guides and videos.
For the APA Obsessed:
In the Publication Manual (6th edition) you will see this:
Example 77 (p 215): YouTube video title NOT italicized.
Example 49 (p 209): Video title italicized.
Rationale, quoted from the APA blog linked to above:
“Here's the reason for the difference: The example...on page 215 of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association...is provided as an example of a "Video blog post." If a post, written or video, is part of a blog, it is one part of a larger, overarching work. This means that, like the title of an article in a journal or the title of a chapter in a book, the post's title is not italicized in the reference. A stand-alone YouTube video is more like a video or movie that happens to be online. Thus, Example 49 for a video reference on page 209 of the Publication Manual is the basis for the italics.”
We think both of the YouTube videos we included are stand-alones, thus we italicized.