How to cite a Youtube Video?

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YouTube is an informative site full of useful information. It has comprehensive data when it comes to searching for academic assignments. We also search for newspapers, books, or journal articles to make our assignments or other official documents. These also help us via textual context. YouTube is a site that helps us out via videos and teaches each and everything in a visual as well as a hearable context. As we know that we have to cite the video or the text we have taken help from, whether we take it from any website on the internet or a video on YouTube. By citing a video, we meant to give a reference whereby we have taken the material for our assignments.

It is a common perspective that it is a complicated process when it comes to citing a Youtube video compared to citing a website or book. But in actual you would find it very easy when you will cite a Youtube video. Though it is tricky to cite a video on Youtube. It is not difficult at all. Especially in case if you have cited a video of some other website instead of YouTube. It might seem to be hard as an initiative, but once you get the trick, you will find it very easy.

The necessary information required to cite a YouTube video:

You might have some fundamental data or information about the video that you want to cite. This information must contain the following points, as well.

  • You must know the full name or Username of the company which has posted the particular video.
  • Assure the title of the specific video.
  • You must have to mention the name of the website from which the particular video is taken. (Its name is “Youtube” in this scenario as we are dealing with the citation of a Youtube video). 
  • You must get to know about the person who has published the particular video.
  • Assure the date on which the specific video has posted.
  • Note down the exact duration of the particular video which you want to cite.
  • focus on the absolute URL of the particular video.

Today in this article, we are going to know about the ways of how you can cite a Youtube video. In this scenario, there are many formats to cite a video, including the MLA formatting, the APA formatting, and the Chicago style. Let us learn about these citation formats one by one in detail. 

MLA format to cite a YouTube video:

The MLA format stands for the Modern Language Association format of citing a video of YouTube or another website. The information you require to cite a video in MLA (Modern Language Association) format is as follows. 

  • The complete name of the video creator.
  • The full title of the particular video.
  • The name of the site (YouTube) whereby you found the specific video.
  • The version of the specific video e.g., the uncut version, the unrated version, or the widescreen version. 
  • The publisher of the specific video.
  • The date of publication of the particular video.
  • The URL or the Uniform Resource Locator of the specific video.

The MLA format of citing a YouTube video:

The basic structure of the MLA or the Modern Language Association formatting of citing a youtube video is as follows.

The structure of MLA or Modern Language Association formatting:

Last name, First name of the creator. “Title of the film or video.” Title of the website, role of contributors, and their full name or Username, Version, Numbers, Publisher, Publication date, URL.

The examples of the MLA or the Modern Language Association formatting:

The APA format of citing a YouTube video:

The APA or the American Psychological Association is a common format of citing a video from youtube. 

The structure of the APA or the American Psychological Association formatting:

The basic structure of the APA or the American Psychological Association formatting of citing a youtube video is as follows.

Last name, First initial. Middle initial. of the creator [Username]. (Year, Month Day it was posted). Title of the video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

The examples of the APA or the American Psychological Association formatting:

The Chicago Style of Citation of a YouTube:

The structure of Chicago Style of Citation of a YouTube:

Last name, First name of the individual or the company who posted the content. “Title of Video.” YouTube video, length. Date published. URL.

The examples of Chicago Style of Citation of a YouTube:

 I hope that the concept and method to cite a YouTube video is a bit clear to you people after reading this article correctly. 

 

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