How to cite a Lynda video in APA

APA Lynda video citation

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

  1. Author of the video: Give the last name and initials (e. g. Watson, J. D.) of up to seven authors with the last name preceded by an ampersand (&). For eight or more authors include the first six names followed by an ellipsis (…) and add the last author's name.
  2. Year of release: Give the year in brackets followed by a full stop.
  3. Title of the video: Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.
  4. 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 Lynda video in APA style 6th edition:

Author of the video. (Year of release). Title of the video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

APA reference list examples

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


Citing a Lynda video only giving the domain as source

Vodnik, S. (2020). JavaScript: Best practices for data [Video File]. Retrieved from

Citing a Lynda video only giving the full URL

Cuevas, N. (2018). Learning Adobe Spark Post [Video File]. 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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