How to cite a YouTube video in Chicago
To cite a YouTube video in a reference entry in Chicago style 17th edition include the following elements:
- Author(s) of the video: Give the name or screen name of video creator.
- Video title: Give the complete video title.
- Video length: Give the total length of the audio-visual source (e.g. 00:14:06).
- Date of release: Give the month, day and year of publication.
- URL: Give the full URL from the direct source. Include http:// or https://.
Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a YouTube video in Chicago style 17th edition:
."Video title." YouTube video, Video length. Date of release. URL.
Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Chicago style guidelines in action:
A YouTube video where the creator's real name is not provided
AsapSCIENCE. "How to learn faster." YouTube video, 4:06. September 28, 2017. http://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
Bialik, Mayim. "The Life Changing Magic of Detective Pikachu." YouTube video, 7:05. June 13, 2019. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97KJhK-9yvc.
This citation style guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition).