Previously, we looked at how to cite an online video using Chicago\u2019s footnote referencing. But The Chicago Manual of Style also sets out an author\u2013date referencing system. So to make sure we\u2019ve covered all our bases, this time we\u2019re looking at citing an online video author\u2013date style.\r\nIn-Text Citations\r\nFirst of all, citations. As with any source in Chicago author\u2013date referencing, citing an online video means giving the creator\u2019s surname and a date of publication in brackets:\r\nSome museums are now returning stolen artifacts (Colwell 2018).\r\nHere, we\u2019re citing a TED Talk by Chip Colwell that was uploaded to YouTube in 2018. We\u2019ve cited Colwell in this case because gives the presentation, but with some videos you may want to cite the writer or director instead. It all depends on who the main creator is.\r\nThe main difference from citing a print source comes when quoting a video. In the absence of page numbers to cite, you\u2019ll have to include a time stamp for the part of the video cited:\r\nDiscussing these returns, he describes this as \u201cplant[ing] seeds of hope in the ruins of the past\u201d (Colwell 2018, 7:18).\r\nHere, for instance, we can see that the quote comes from 7 minutes and 18 seconds into the video. Additional source information will then be given in the reference list at the end of the document.\r\nReference List\r\nWhen you add an online video to your reference list, you need to provide enough information for readers to find it themselves. This should include at least most of the following:\r\nSurname, First Name. Year of publication. \u201cVideo title.\u201d Host website. Format, video length. Uploader name (if different from creator). Date of access (if required). URL.\r\nYou might not be able to find all this information, but this is fine as long as the video is easy to identify (keep in mind that URLs sometimes change, so you need more than just a link). To see how this would look in practice, we\u2019ll create a reference for the video cited above:\r\nColwell, Chip. 2018. \u201cWhy museums are returning cultural treasures | Chip Colwell.\u201d YouTube. Video, 13:01. TED. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=YUUP2MMz7PU.\r\nWe cite Chip Colwell as the author above, but we also include TED as the uploader. This is because the video is hosted on the TED YouTube channel.