According to the Official APA®  Style Blog, the basic APA format for a YouTube video is:

Author, A.A. [Screen name]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx

  • If the user’s real name is not available, include only the screen name, without brackets.
  • The capitalization [or lack thereof] in the screen name is in keeping with how it appears online.
  • In text, cite by the author name that appears outside of brackets, whichever one that may be.


sayerb123. (2009, December 13). Husky puppy saying "I love you" [Video file]. Retrieved from

Tsietsi, M. (2016, March 8). References with Microsoft Word 2016 [Video file]. Retrieved from


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