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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Film

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.


Reference: Title. Dir. Director’s First name Last name. Perf. Key Performers' First Name Last Name. Distributor, Release date. Format. 

Example: The Usual Suspects. Dir. Bryan Singer. Perf. Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del Toro and Kevin Spacey. Polygram, 1995. DVD.  


  • (Title of film)


  • Singer’s 1995 hit (The Usual Suspects) grossed….
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