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APA 6th Edition - Copenhagen Business School: Video sharing websites (YouTube)

How to reference with APA

Video sharing websites (YouTube)

In-text citation

(American Psychological Association, 2013)


Reference List

American Psychological Association. (2013, July 23). The sexualisation of girls [Video file].

       Retrieved from


Check list

Author Surname, Initial(s). [Author screen name if different from author]. (Year, Month, Day).  Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

Citing YouTube

  • As users post videos under their screen name on YouTube, provide this in square brackets after the author details.
  • If only the screen name is known, provide it without the square brackets (in place of the author’s real name).


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