How to cite a YouTube video in AMA
To cite a YouTube video in a reference entry in AMA style 10th edition include the following elements:
- 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.
- Title of the video: Do not italicize video titles.
- URL: Give the URL including all its elements (https://www, .com).
- Date of publication: Give the month day, and year of publication.
- 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:
.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:
A YouTube video where the creator's real name is not provided
How To Learn Faster [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9SptdjpJBQ.
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
The Life Changing Magic of Detective Pikachu [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97KJhK-9yvc.
This citation style guide is based on the AMA Manual of Style (11th edition).