How to cite a BrainPOP video in APA

APA Brainpop video citation

BrainPOP videos are a popular source of information. Most often the creator or author of the video is not listed. In this case, the title is moved to the position of the author, before the date of publication. If the date of publication is not stated on the web page, use "(n. d.)" instead.

To cite a BrainPOP video in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:

  1. Title of the video: Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.
  2. URL: Give the full URL of the web page including the protocol (http:// or https://).

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a BrainPOP video in APA style 6th edition:

Title of the video [Video file]. (n. d.). Retrieved from URL

APA reference list examples

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the APA style guidelines for a BrainPOP video citation in action:


Citing a BrainPOP video only giving the domain as source

Basic probability [Video File]. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Citing a BrainPOP video only giving the full URL

Ada Lovelace [Video File]. (n.d.). Retrieved from
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This citation style guide is based on the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

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