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Cinema Studies: Citing Information

This selective guide to the literature of cinema is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, scholarly articles, reviews, and collection-related information.

How to cite articles and books

In academic writing, it is important to cite your references - in other words, to acknowledge and document the authors' works which you have consulted and used in your own work. There are a number of different options for formatting citations. Certain bibliographic styles correspond to certain disciplines, and you often may have a specific style assigned to you for a project. However, the most important thing to remember is that your citation style must be consistent throughout a single paper.


Writing Center

ZoteroBib - ZoteroBib is a free service that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.

Citation Tips

To Search: click on Humanities, Documenting sources, LA in-text citations, or MLA list of works cited.  includes how to cite live performance.

BibMe -Get started with your bibliography immediately using BibMe, which allows you to look up a particular book, magazine, newspaper, website, journal, or film by using a slick auto-complete search function that's powered by WorldCat.