Streaming videos are quite popular and have become relatively easy to cite. Here is the pattern:
Author, A. A. [User name]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http:// xxxxx
Martinez, B. (2009, July 21). Flamenco classes for children with Barbara Martinez (NYC) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/4qEClG5x-b8
Bank Street Help Desk. (2013, November 12). YouTube record from webcam [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/ECNxMWptmL8
Bank Street Library. (2013). I want my hat back [Video file]. Retrieved from http://vimeo.com/36907580
The author is the person or entity who posted the video. Include:
- any user name after the author in square brackets.
- if there is no real name just include the user name but omit the square brackets.
In the examples above there are no user names.
YouTube gives exact publication dates but Vimeo does not (it does give very approximate dates, e.g., 10 months ago; two years ago). In the case of Vimeo do the best you can.
In text, use the following citations: (Martinez, 2009), (Bank Street Help Desk, 2013), (Bank Street Library, 2013).
- American Psychological Association (2012-05-25). APA Style Guide to Electronic References, Sixth Edition (Kindle Locations 779-786). American Psychological Association. Kindle Edition.↵