Q. How do I cite a video from the Films on Demand database?
It is recommended that you do not use the suggested citations available from the “Citation” tab below each video. Unfortunately, these database-generated citations are not 100% accurate.
The general format prescribed by the American Psychological Association for audio-visual materials (see section 7.07 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition [see example 49]), is:
Producer, A. A. (Producer). (year). Title of video (in italics) [Medium: Streaming video, etc.]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx
This format works well for online videos, such as those from YouTube. However, since the video content in Films on Demand is available only through a subscription library database, APA considers this "items of limited circulation." This means that you should cite the database name rather than the website.
Follow this example to cite an entire video from the Films on Demand database:
Video Education America. (2008). Human resources function [Online video]. Retrieved from Films on Demand database.
Follow this example to cite a segment from the Films on Demand database:
Video Education America. (2008). What is a job analysis? [segment 3]. In Human Resources Function [Online video]. Retrieved from Films on Demand database.
Please note that this information only serves as guidance. For additional assistance with APA Style, you may contact the NCU Academic Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Commons: https://vac.ncu.edu/writing-center-commons/
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