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APA 6th edition Referencing guide: Videos and Youtube

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Multimedia materia

Note: In-text, cite the author name that appears outside of the square brackets in the reference list entry. This may be the name of the person who uploaded the video, or their screen name, if the former is not available.


  • Name of the person/ organisation who uploaded the video (if available) or screen name
  • Screen name [in square brackets] if not already provided, followed by a full stop
  • Date uploaded (Year, Month day) followed by a full stop
  • Title of video (italics)
  • Video file [in square brackets] followed by a full stop
  • Retrieved from http://www.xxxx 

In Text Citation

Why can't I just Google? (Library La Trobe University, 2010) shows that..

Reference List

Library La Trobe University [ltulibrary]. (2010, Feb 9). Why can't I just Google? [Video file]. Retrieved from

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