How to cite a YouTube video in Harvard
To cite a YouTube video in a reference entry in Harvard style include the following elements:
- Owner of video: Name of the person/organisation posting the video.
- Year of upload: Indicate the year the video was posted.
- Title of the video: Give the title as presented in the source. Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.
- Date uploaded: Indicate day and month the video was posted.
- URL: Give the full URL of the web page including the protocol (http:// or https://).
- Date of access: Give the day, month and year of access.
Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a YouTube video in Harvard style:
Owner of video (Year of upload) Title of the video. Date uploaded, Available at: URL (Accessed: Date of access).
Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Harvard style guidelines in action:
A YouTube video by a science channel
AsapSCIENCE. (2017) How To Learn Faster. 28 September. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9SptdjpJBQ(
A video on Vimeo by an individual filmmaker
Boyson, O. (2016) The Future of Cities. 12 December. Available at: https://vimeo.com/(
This citation style guide is based on the Cite Them Right (10th edition) Harvard referencing guide.