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Harvard referencing is a citation style you can use for any academic writing. Whether you’re a student, author, publisher, or editor, you can use the Harvard style to cite relevant sources, help readers find them easily, establish credibility, and avoid plagiarism.
Read on to explore the rules and examples for citing videos in the Harvard style.
The Harvard style specifies a single format for citing videos in reference lists.
Structure: Organization or Individual Author’s Last Name, Initial(s)/Username. (Year published or last updated) Video title: Subtitle. [Online Video]. Upload Day Month. Available at: URL (Accessed Day Month Year).
TEDx Talks (2019) How to get your brain to focus. [Online video]. 5 April. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4Yvq-g7_Y (Accessed 7 February 2022).
AsapSCIENCE (2020) How do wildfires affect animals? [Online video]. 8 January. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRdP6n1V2yU (Accessed 7 February 2022).
Okrent, A. (2017) How do we know how languages are related? [Online video]. 25 April. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2oDUoi7jog (Accessed: 7 February 2022).
Vsauce (2021) The future of reasoning. [Online video]. 28 April. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ArVh3Cj9rw (Accessed: 7 February 2022).
Note: Some universities require pointy brackets or inequality symbols (“<” and “>”) for enclosing a URL, followed by a period. Additionally, some require square brackets for the date you accessed a source. Check with your university before creating a reference list.
In-text Harvard video citations require a time code for highlighting a particular video section. You don’t need to specify the time if the entire video is relevant.
Structure: (Organization or Individual Author’s Last Name, Year published or last updated, mm:ss)
Chris Bailey explains that our brains are not distracted but overstimulated (TEDx Talks, 2019, 4:29).
Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explained how Australian 2019-2020 wildfires affected the country’s animals (AsapSCIENCE, 2020).
According to Michael Stevens, “reasoning is the process of making inferences (…) by looking at facts and seeing what conclusion they support.” (Vsauce, 2021, 8:29)
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