What you need:

Sometimes, the citation styles can't keep up with new formats.  YouTube videos are a very popular source of information, but many style guides don't have instructions for citing them. Because they are so popular, though, the academic community has come up with some guidelines (sources are linked at the bottom of this page).

We will use a video published by Oregon State University, called A Day in the Life: Oregon State University

VIDEO TITLE:  A Day in the Life: Oregon State University

CREATOR NAME/ POSTER'S USERNAME:  Oregon State University

WEBSITE NAME:  YouTube

POSTING DATE:  December 18, 2012

FORMAT: Online video/ Video File

DATE RETRIEVED:  September 3, 2014

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jabxfV869_s

 

Examples

 

MLAOregon State University. "A Day in the Life: Oregon State University." Online video. YouTube. 18 Dec. 2012. Web. 3 Sept. 2014.
APAOregon State University. (2012, December 18). A day in the life: Oregon State University [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jabxfV869_s 

 

For more information

For more information about these citation styles, and citing different types of videos, use the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):

MLA Style: YouTube Videos

APA Style: How to Create a Reference for a YouTube video