How do I cite a TEDTalk?

Posted by: Jenny Zurawell

To cite a TEDTalk, use APA Style for video Weblog posts:

Author. (Year, Month Date). Title [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

For example:
Sandberg, S. (2010, December 21). Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

[Video file]. Retrieved from

Comments (8)

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  • Shane Fang commented on May 20 2013

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if citations to the videos could be exported? It would also help share the videos in academic papers.

  • Katie Sutton commented on Feb 28 2013

    Trying to find dates, all I can see is: “FILMED JUN 2012 • POSTED OCT 2012″ – where can we find the full dates of videos?

  • Kibbie Jensen commented on Aug 30 2012

    Any idea how to cite a Ted talk quote in text using APA format?

  • James van der Walt commented on Apr 9 2012

    Here’s is what I think…

    Jackson , T. 2010. Tim Jackson’s economic reality check. TEDGlobal2010: And now the good news, 13-16 July, Oxford. [Online]. Available: [2010, October]

    I would keep the conference name in italics

  • Jonathan Harvey commented on Aug 28 2011

    oh for some reason it’s taken the web link off the end – but you get the idea. Use the ‘audiovisual material’ category. Jon

  • Jonathan Harvey commented on Aug 28 2011

    Hi Ayumi – I use Endnote X4 – i selected ‘audiovisual material’ from the reference type drop down and filled in the appropriate fields. My university requires us to use the harvard (v6) standard – so endnote makes it look this this (perfect!):

    Rutan, B 2006, Burt Rutan sees the future of space, TED Conferences, Long Beach, February 2006, .

  • Ayumi Chan commented on Jul 15 2011

    Thanks :-) Any idea how can I cite using EndNote X3?