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APA Style 7th ed Citation Guide - Langara Library

Online Videos (YouTube, TED Talk, etc.)

Use the name of the account that uploaded the video as the author. If the account did not actually create the work, explain this in the text if it is important for readers to know. However, if that would mean citing a source that appears unauthoritative, you might also look for the author’s YouTube channel, official website, or other social media to see whether the same video is available elsewhere. [Source]

Basic Format

Account that uploaded content. (Date uploaded). Title of video: Subtitle of video [Video]. Site name. URL

Reference List

LastWeekTonight. (2016, February 23). Whitewashing: Last week tonight with John Oliver [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XebG4TO_xss&t=17s

Waititi, T. (2010, November 4). The art of creativity [Video]. TEDxDoha. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL71KhNmnls

In Text

(LastWeekTonight, 2016)
(LastWeekTonight, 2016, 1:36) - when quoting directly

(Waititi, 2010)
(Waititi, 2010, 8:31-9:47) - when quoting directly

Film or Movie

Provide the director as the author in the reference, followed by (Director). You do not need to specify the format (e.g. DVD) that you watched.

Basic Format

Lastname, F. M. (Director). (YEAR). Title of film [Film]. Production Company.

Reference List

Darabont, F. (Director). (1994). The Shawshank redemption [Film]. Castlerock Entertainment.

In Text

(Darabont, 1994)

Television Series

Provide the executive producer(s) in the author element of the reference. When there is one executive producer, use the notation (Executive Producer). When there are multiple executive producers, provide the notation once after all the producers names, (Executive Producers). Provide the year(s) during which the series aired in the date element of the reference. If the series is still airing at the time you are writing the paper, replace the second year with present: (2017–present).

Basic Format

Lastname, F. M., Lastname, F. M., & Lastname, F. M. (Executive Producers). (Years active). Title of series [TV Series]. Production Company; Production Company.

Reference List

Simon, D., Colesberry, R. F., & Kostroff Noble, N. (Executive Producers). (2002-2008).The wire [TV series]. Blown Deadline Productions; HBO Entertainment. 

In Text 

(Simon et al., 2002-2008).

Television Episode

Include the writers and directors for the episode. Include the contributor’s role in parentheses after each name. Provide the season number and episode number after the title in parentheses.

Basic Format

Lastname, F. M. (Writer), Lastname, F. M. (Writer) & Lastname, F. M (Director). (Date the show first premiered). Title of show (Season Number, Episode Number) [TV Series]. In F. M Lastname (Executive Producer), Title of series. Production Company; Production Company.

Reference List

Pelecanos, G. (Writer), Simon, D. (Writer) & Dickerson, E. (Director). (2004, October 10). Hamsterdam (Season 3, Episode 4) [TV series episode]. In R. F. Colesberry (Executive Producer), The wire. Blown Deadline Productions; HBO Productions.

In-Text 

(Pelecanos et al., 2004)