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Citations: APA Style (7th ed.)

How to create a document and cite using APA, 7th edition.

In-Text Citations

Your in-text citation for audiovisual materials should refer to the timestamp of where your quoted information begins and takes the place of page numbers.

For example, (Smith, 2009, 3:20).

You may also refer to a track number if citing an album, (Smith, 2009, track 11).

Film or Video Recording

You don't need to specify how you watched a film (DVD, in theaters, etc), but you may add identifying version information inside the [Film] brackets.


Hawks, H. (Director/Producer). (1946). The big sleep [Film]. Warner Home Video.

Jackson, P. (Director). (2001). The lord of the rings: The fellowship of the ring [Film; four-disc special extended ed. on DVD]. Wing Nut Films; The Saul Zaentz Company.

Lyons, B. (Producer), & Wood, M. (Writer/Director). (2004). In search of the Trojan war [Film]. Warner Home Video.

 

Online/Streaming Videos

Note: the author is who uploaded the video, not necessarily the video's creator.

BYU Library. (2018, January 22). Le skeleton [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/eWEeNI-uVrs

Fogarty, M. [Grammar Girl]. (2016, September 30). How to diagram a sentence (absolute basics) [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/deiEY5Yq1q1

Hawks, H. (Director/Producer). (1940). His girl Friday [Film]. Kanopy. https://www.kanopy.com/product/his-girl-friday

Presentation, Speech, Lecture

Cite according to the format to which you're referring (i.e. for a sound recording if a recorded speech, to a print book if text of the speech is recorded in the book, etc).


King, M. L., Jr. (1063, August 28). I have a dream [Speech audio recording]. American Rhetoric. https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

Music

Notes:

  • Only include a url if that location is the only way of accessing a recording, e.g. an artist only on SoundCloud.
  • For in-text citations, include side and band or track numbers, e.g. (Ellington, 1926, track 2).

Album

Bowie, D. (2016). Blackstar [Album]. Columbia.

 

Single Song or Track

Beyoncé. (2016). Formation [Song]. On Lemonade. Parkwood; Columbia.

Ellington, D. (2001). Mood indigo [Song recorded by Duke Ellington and the Cotton Club Orchestra]. On Duke Ellington: Masterpieces 1926-1949. Proper Records. (Original work published 1926)

TED Talks

The exact formatting of a citation for TED Talk will vary slightly depending on where you viewed it. 


From the TED Website:

Palmer, A. (2013, February). The art of asking [Video]. TED Conferences. https://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking

In-text citation: (Palmer, 2013, 2:45); Palmer (2013) states .... (2:45).

 

From YouTube:

TED. (2013, March 1). Amanda Palmer: The art of asking [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMj_P_6H69g

In-text citation: (TED, 2013, 2:45)

Television

TV Episodes:

Lawrence, S. (Writer), & Ellis, S. (Director). (2018). Mrs. X at the Gaslight (Season 2, Episode 6) [TV series episode]. In A. Sherman-Palladino & D. Palladino (Executive Producers), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions; Picrow; Amazon Studios.

Serling, R. (Writer), & Winston, R. (Director). (1960, March 4). The monsters are due on Maple Street (Season 1, Episode 22) [TV series episode]. In R. Serling (Executive Producer), The Twilight Zone. Cayuga Productions; CBS Productions.

In-text citation: (Lawrence & Ellis, 2018), (Lawrence & Ellis, 2018, 4:29)

 

TV Series:

Davies, R. T. (Executive Producer). (2005-2007). Doctor who [Television series]. BBC Broadcasting.

In-text citation: (Davis, 2005-2007)

Audiobooks

Note: It's not necessary to include the [Audiobook] tag unless the content is different, or if you want to note something special about e.g. the impact of the narration or if you quote from the audiobook (APA, 2019, p. 322). However, when in doubt, include a description (p. 292).

Cain, S. (2012). Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking (K. Mazur, Narr.) [Audiobook]. Random House Audio. http://bit.ly/2G0Bpbl

In-text citation: (Cain, 2012, 1:20:39)

Images Online

McCurry, S. (1985). Afghan girl [Photograph]. National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/national-geographic-magazine-50-years-of-covers/#/ngm-1985-jun-714.jpg

Sōtatsu, T. (1628). Waves at Matsushima [Painting]. The Smithsonian: Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C. https://artsandculture.google.com/story/waves-of-matsushima/agJCtYlilE44LQ

Podcasts

Episode

Vedentam, S. (Host). (2019, October 21). What monkeys can teach us about being human [Audio podcast episode]. In Hidden brain. NPR. https://www.npr.org/2019/10/15/770430417/what-monkeys-can-teach-us-about-being-human

Weiser, J. (Host). (2019). Rip Van Winkle: Bad dad (No. 159) [Audio podcast episode]. In Myths & legends. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/mythpodcast/MaL_ep159.mp3

Program

Vedentam, S. (Host). (2015-present). Hidden brain [Audio podcast episode]. NPR. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510308/hidden-brain

Weiser, J. (Host). (2015-present). Myths & legends [Audio podcast]. https://www.mythpodcast.com/