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APA (6th Edition) Referencing Guide

Referencing Guide based on the 6th Edition of APA style

Videos and podcasts

Youtube or online video:


If the real name of the author is known:

Author, A. A. [screen name if applicable]. (year, Month day). Title [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

If the real name of the author is not known:

screen name. (year, Month day). Title [Video file]. Retrieved from URL


ABC News. (2018, January 4). African-Australian community calls for bipartisanship, not sensationalism [Video file]. Retrieved from

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2017, October 18). Australia's welfare 2017 video news release [Video file]. Retrieved from

TEDx Talks. (2015, August 21). Housing affordability: Win the argument | Eliza Owen | TEDxYouth@Sydney [Video file]. Retrieved from

The Weekly. (2017, May 10). The Weekly: Housing affordability [Video file]. Retrieved from


NOTE: If the file cannot be downloaded, but must be streamed on the site, use [Streaming media] instead of [Video file].

Yorkey, B., Son, D., McCarthy, T., Wettels, J. G., Golin, S., Sugar, M., ... Laiblin, K. (Executive Producers). (2017). 13 reasons why [Streaming media]. Retrieved from


Please note: According to APA style, the "author" of Youtube videos is always the person or organisation who posted the video, even if they do not own the material or had anything to do with the content. For your assignments, it is preferable to find the official version of the video if possible.

Podcast or audio recording:


Contributor, A. A. (Contribution). (Year, Month Day). Title: Subtitle [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from URL


Fennell, M. (Host). (2017, August 4). Download this show: Would you pay for this podcast? [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Laura (Creator). (2011, October 24). Reported speech and Konjunktiv I [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

How many authors? Remember, there are rules for how to set out a reference, depending on the number of authors

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