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APA Referencing Guide 7th Edition: Audiovisual Media

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 7th edition

Helpful Tips

Question Mark Beanie Is there a difference in citing a television series, news clip or YouTube video?

All Audiovisual media, whether it is a podcast, CD, news, YouTube video, television, or film clip you should always provide the description in brackets [ ] to show the format in your citation.

Example: [Video file], [Television series episode], [Audio podcast], [CD].

About Citing Audiovisual Media

Helpful Tip

Use the following basic format when citing a video:

Author or Producer Last Name, First Name. (Year, Month Date). Title of the video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://-list the entire website-

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

APA Style 7th edition - Authoritative Sources

Permission has been kindly granted by the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University, 2300 I St NW Washington, DC on 19/01/2022 for the reuse and adaptation of the material from their APA Citation Style, 7th edition subject guide. 

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Situations Covered

This section will cover the following examples:

For more examples and information, consult the following publications:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.)