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Website Evaluation and Citation: Cite a Video or Website

This guide offers you some questions to ask yourself before you decide a web site has the information you need.

Cite a YouTube Video, a Website or a Journal Article

(Remember ALL citations are formatted in APA 7th edition)

Cite a Web Page With No Author

How do you reference a web page that lists no author?

From the APA Style Blog.

When there is no author for a web page, the title moves to the first position of the reference entry like this:

All 33 Chile miners freed in flawless rescue. (2010, October 13). MSNBC. Retrieved from

Cite in text the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year. Use double quotation marks around the title or abbreviated title.: ("All 33 Chile Miners," 2010).

Note: Articles found on the web, like the example above, are not italicized in the reference entry and are not italicized but enclosed in quotations in the in-text citation, just like a newspaper or magazine article.

Other APA Style Resources

APA Basics LibGuide

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Everything you ever wanted to know about APA formatting (from the famous Purdue OWL).

Cite a YouTube Video



  • Use the name of the account that uploaded the video as the author.


Full Citation (for the References page):

Jidenna. (2020, June 3). The Lit Review: Qualified Immunity [Video].



In-text citations (when you refer to the video in the text of your paper):

Parenthetical in-text citation: 
A special episode of The Lit Review was dedicated to the doctrine of qualified immunity (Jidenna, 2020).


Narrative in-text citation:

The panelists interviewed attorney Kristen Clarke, who enumerated three tools to combat the abuse of qualified immunity: 1.) local police departments holding individual officers accountable; 2.) criminal prosecution of officers who murder citizens by local government agencies; and 3.) civil investigation and prosecution of officers who abuse their power (Jidenna, 2020).

For more info, visit the official APA Style Blog here: How to Cite an Online Video (YouTube) in APA 7 Format

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