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Citation Styles: Buttons & Boxes (Citations)

This guide explains why we cite & how to cite. It also provides tips for accessing and evaluating the sources you want to cite.

Citing Legal or Gov Docs in APA click here

Citing Your Sources

Learn Citation Style Rules Thorugh Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL // Purdue Writing Lab

Citing Film (MLA)

Film or Broadcast:

  • If you are treating the director as an author, put the name into the “Director” field. If you are treating the director as an Other Contributor, put the name into the “Credits” field.

Films or Movies 

List films by their title. Include the name of the director, the film studio or distributor, and the release year. If relevant, list performer names after the director's name.

To emphasize specific performers or directors, begin the citation with the name of the desired performer or director, followed by the appropriate title for that person.

Spanish Specific MLA Citation Information


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Where to Find Citations for Your Works Cited Page

Junior Writing Portfolio | Pepperdine University | Seaver CollegeCitation Generators: The following websites can be used to create citations. These websites (Citation Machine and Easy Bib) are not perfect, so be sure to double check your citations. 

Finding Citations: Citations can be found in the bibliography or works cited section of books, articles. Additionaly, most library catalog record and electronic databases proved citation information (be sure to double check these citations.)

Understanding MLA Style

Still Confused?

Contact the Writing Center for additional help with formatting.