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Film & Video: Citing Films

Advice on Citing Films

(from UC Berkeley's site) In citing film and other media, use the citation form for the format in which you watched the work being cited.

For example:

  • If you watched the film Casablanca on DVD and want to cite it, use the citation format for DVD (not the film original). 
  • If you watched Casablanca in a movie theater, use citation format for film. 
  • If you are citing a documentary or program that you watched on DVD/videotape, but which was originally broadcast on television, use the citation format for DVD/videotape. 
  • If you are citing a trailer for a theatrical movie that you watched on the internet, use the citation format for online resources.

Elements of a Citation

 

Common elements of an article citation
  • Author
  • Article Title
  • Source Title (Journal, Magazine, or Newspaper)
  • Volume & Issue
  • Date
  • Pages
  • Format: Print or Online (if online, include: database name, access date, and/or DOI)

 

Common elements of a book citation
  • Author
  • Book Title
  • Publisher Location
  • Publisher
  • Publication Date
  • Format

Librarian for Film, Video & Digital Media and Women's Studies

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Danette Pachtner
Contact:
My location:
Lilly Library
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East Campus
Email me:
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Call me:
919.660.5886
My areas:
Film, Video & Digital Media; Women's Studies; Southgate Residence Hall

Citation Tools

Citation tools allow you to save and organize your research. They also let you create formatted bibliographies.

RefWorks logo

A personal citation library designed to directly import references from multiple databases. In Refworks you can organize and manage your citations, share them with colleagues, and format bibliographies.

Zotero

Downloadable as a standalone program or a Firefox extension, Zotero is designed to store content in any format, including PDFs, images, audio and video files, and snapshots of web pages. Zotero operates with thousands of sites, and automatically indexes your library for ease of access.

Downloadable as a standalone program from OIT, EndNote is a powerful citation tool for organizing your research and creating formatted citations. In addition to the standalone option, you can create an EndNote Web account.