Q. How should I cite a video that was provided to me from my instructor as a video assignment?

My instructor provided a video link and has asked us to use it to write a paper.


Thank you for your question about citing a video.

If the video is from YouTube, here's an example from our APA Help guide:


Personal author

Goyen, A. (Producer). (2014, February 22). Downtown Marquette dog sled races [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW3CNCGGgTY

Paraphrase:(Goyen, 2014). Quotation:(Goyen, 2014, <section title>).

If it is a video that your instructor embedded into Blackboard, try to give as much information as you can.  If all you can get is the title, you can cite it as follows:

Title. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://ol.baker.edu

You may wish to double check the citation with your instructor before turning in the final paper.

If none of these scenarios describes your situation, please feel free to contact your Campus Library/ARC.


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