Use the following template or our APA Citation Generator to cite a online image or video. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Retrieved from http://Website URL


Humans of New York,. (2014). Retrieved from

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


"Even if we work hard to be a teacher, or a lawyer, or a doctor, we are seen first as outsiders." (Humans of New York, 2014)

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How do I format an in-text citation for a specific quote from a video in APA style?

When you are citing a specific quote from a video in an in-text citation in APA style, include the contributor’s last name, the year the video was published, and a timestamp for the beginning of the quote in parentheses. The contributor may be either the director or uploader, depending on the video type.

For the timestamp, include the seconds, minutes, and hours (if necessary), with each number separated only by a colon. For example, “HH:MM:SS” if you have all three components; “MM:SS” for minutes and seconds; or “0:SS” for seconds alone.

The template and examples below show how to create an in-text citation for a direct video quote in APA style.


(Contributor Surname, year, HH:MM:SS)


Parenthetical: (Lindsey, 2015, 05:54:26)

Narrative: Lindsey says clearly that the “committee members could not agree more” (2015, 05:54:26).

If your source does not have an individual contributor and has an institutional contributor instead, use its name in the place of the artist or individual contributor in in-text citations.


Parenthetical: (Xenus, 2021, 21:23)

Narrative: According to Xenus, their devices “outperform their counterparts at every level” (2021, 21:23).

How do I format a reference list entry for an online image or video in APA style?

When citing an online image in an APA-style reference list, you should include the name of the artist, the year the image was published, the title of the image and description of the medium, the name of the website where the image was found, and the URL. If no title for the image is available, you can provide a description in square brackets instead.

When citing an online video, you must also include the publication date, title and description of the video, the name of the website, and the URL. But for a video, the name of the person or organization who uploaded the video should be used in the author field.

The below templates and examples show how to cite an online image or video in a reference list in APA style.

Online Image Template

Artist Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title of the image [Description]. Website Name. URL.

Online Image Example

Ciccarelli, E. (2011). Film…..ish [Photo]. Flickr.

Online Video Templates

Uploader’s Last Name, First Initial. (Year, Month Date). Title of video [Format]. Website Name. URL

Channel Name. (Year, Month Date). Title of video [Format]. Website Name. URL

Online Video Examples

PewDiePie. (2022, February 27). Elden Ring LIVE BBY! #3 DEATH COUNT : 0. [Video]. YouTube.

HuffPost. (2021, July 11). AOC calls out Boebert over welfare claims. [Video]. YouTube.