How to cite a YouTube video in AMA

AMA YouTube video citation

To cite a YouTube video in a reference entry in AMA style 10th edition include the following elements:

  1. Creator(s): Give the last name, and initials of up to six authors (e.g. Watson J). For more authors only the first three are listed, followed by et al.
  2. Title of the video: Do not italicize video titles.
  3. URL: Give the URL including all its elements (https://www, .com).
  4. Date of publication: Give the month day, and year of publication.
  5. Date of access: Give the month day, and year of retrieval preceded by the word 'accessed' (Accessed June 1, 2004.).

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a YouTube video in AMA style 10th edition:

Creator(s). Title of the video [Video]. YouTube. URL. Published Date of publication. Accessed Date of access.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the AMA style guidelines in action:

Examples

A YouTube video where the creator's real name is not provided

AsapSCIENCE. How To Learn Faster [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9SptdjpJBQ. Published September 28, 2017. Accessed June 8, 2018.

Note: The creator's real name is not available, the user name is used instead.

A YouTube video where the creator's real name is available

Bialik, M. The Life Changing Magic of Detective Pikachu [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97KJhK-9yvc. Published June 13, 2019. Accessed August 5, 2019.

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