Streaming video from a library database

Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.

In-text citations


When paraphrasing, include the database name and year of publication in brackets.

According to the latest research . . . (Informit EduTV, 2016).

InformitTV (2016) presents an interesting ...

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the year and a timestamp to indicate the exact starting point of the quote.

"Australia's education system is falling behind. 15 years ago our schools were ranked sixth in the world, but now we're struggling to make the top 20" (Informit EduTV, 2016, 00:13).

Reference list


Database name. (Year/Date). Title [Format]. Retrieved from URL

Informit EduTV. (2016, May 31). Revolution School: Ep. 1 of 4 [Video file]. Retrieved from

  • Include the database name in the author position.
  • Include the video title in italics and describe the form type inside square brackets e.g. [Video file].
  • Provide the homepage URL to avoid any potential non-working URLs.