If you plan to cite a YouTube video in an essay, you need to know how to reference it correctly. In this post, we explain the rules for doing this with AMA referencing.\n\nCiting a YouTube Video in AMA Referencing\nAMA referencing is a number\u2013endnote (or Vancouver style) system. This means:\n\n\n \tSources are cited with a superscript number in the text. Each number points to an entry in a reference list at the end of the document.\n \tSources are numbered sequentially, starting with the first one you cite.\n \tTo cite a source again later in the same document, you simply need to give the same number as you did on the first citation.\n\nSo, following the AMA Manual of Style, we would site a YouTube video as follows:\nAbnormalities also impact blood sugar, but these are far rarer.1\nThe "1" at the end of the sentence shows we\u2019re citing the first source in the reference list. Readers can then check the reference list for the full source details.\n\nYouTube Channels in an AMA Reference List\nThe format for a YouTube channel in an AMA reference list is as follows:\nn. Channel Name YouTube page. Accessed [Date]. URL\nIn practice, then, the reference list entry for a YouTube channel should look like this:\n1. Speed Pharmacology YouTube page. Accessed November 19, 2020. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UC-i2EBYXH6-GAglvuDIaufQ\/\nBut how do you reference a specific online video? Let\u2019s take a look.\n\nAdding a Video to an AMA Reference List\nThe format for a specific YouTube video in your reference list is a little different:\nn. Creator's Surname and Initial. Name of Video. Platform (e.g., YouTube). Date of Publication. Accessed [Date]. URL\nIn practice, then, our example citation would like this in the reference list:\n1. Strong E. Diabetes Medications. YouTube. August 17, 2020. Accessed November 19, 2020. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=Lbn82jaZLHE\nThis will give readers the information they need to find the video cited.\n\nExpert AMA Proofreading\nIf you\u2019d like an AMA expert to check your writing, our proofreaders are ready to help. Submit a free trial document for proofreading today and find out what we can do.