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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: Author Last name, First name. Title. Directed by First Name Last Name. Original Year of Release. City: Distributor/studio, Year. Format in which the work was viewed.


 Jordan, Neil. Michael Collins. Directed by Neil Jordan. 1997. London: Warner Home video, 1998. 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.


In the movie Michael Collins, the eponymous lead character tells Eamon De Valera: "You're my chief, always."¹


#. Title, directed by First name Last Name (original year of release; City; Distributor or Studio, Year), format in which viewed. 


1. Michael Collins, directed by Neil Jordan (1997; London, Warner Home Videos, 1998), DVD.

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


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