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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: 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.



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.



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



#. 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.



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.


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