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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Television

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Television

Television: Reference: Author(s) Last name, First name. "Title of Episode." Title of Series, season number, episode number. Directed by First name Last name. Original Release Year. City: Distributor or Studio, Year of distribution. Format.

 

Example:

Serling, Rod. "A Stop at Willoughby," The Twilight Zone, series 1, episode 30. Directed by Robert Parrish. 1960. Chatsworth, California: Image Entertainment, 2004. DVD.

 

In-Text Citation: Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.

 

Example:

The Twilight Zone episode "A Stop at Willoughby" has been seen as an expression of American anxieties at the increased pace of life.²

 

Footnote:

#. Author(s) First name Last name, "Title of episode," Title of Series, season number, episode number, directed by First name Last Name, aired Monday Day, Year (City; Distributor or Studio, Year distributed), format in which viewed.

 

Examples:

2. Rod Serling, "A Stop at Willoughby," The Twilight Zone, series 1, episode 30, directed by Robert Parrish, aired May 6, 1960 (Chatsworth, California; Image Entertainment, 2004), DVD.

 

Note: If the writer's name is not known for a film begin your entry with the Title of the work.