# How to cite a speech only available as a YouTube-video

I created a paragraph about Project Soli which was introduced at this year's Google I/O conference. However there are only two videos available. This is one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpbWQbkl8_g

How would you cite this speech and put it in the bibliography?

• Biblatex has an online entry type. – Bernard Aug 3 '15 at 20:54

With package biblatex, you can cite online entries (@online) without anything to care about. All entry fields support an url field as well.

Remember, you can even refer to a very specific moment by appending the time to the youtube link.

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
title = {Some cool motion sensor stuff},
date = {2015},
author = {Peter Zatko and  Ivan Poupyrev and  Rachid El
Guerrab and  Regina Dugan},
}
\end{filecontents}
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[maxnames=10]{biblatex}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
\printbibliography
\end{document}


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• How would you reference a movie? – nilon Jun 19 '18 at 22:15
• @nilon depends. If it is only one, i would misuse book or online; if you have several, i would define a new driver. – Johannes_B Jun 20 '18 at 4:00
• Yes @Johannes_B. But what would you put after the @ such as "book", could you use something like "movie" or "film"? – nilon Jun 21 '18 at 1:07
• @nilon yes. But you need to define a driver for it. – Johannes_B Jun 21 '18 at 4:25
• that seems like a good idea. How do you do that? – nilon Jun 21 '18 at 12:03
@Misc{Zatko15,
author =   {Peiter Zatko and Ivan Poupyrev and
El Guerrab, Rachid and Regina Dugan},
title =    {{G}oogle {I/O} 2015. {A} little badass.
{B}eautiful. {T}ech and human. {W}ork and love. {ATAP}},

• Can you maybe add, that this approach is only useful for the older BibTeX/bst system? Or in other words, can you add that this is not good with biblatex? – Johannes_B Aug 3 '15 at 21:11
• @Johannes_B Why is that? What would be good with biblatex? – Hedge Aug 3 '15 at 21:29
• I think there are better ways with biblatex, but I wouldn't say this is bad. – lindhe Jan 6 '16 at 16:06