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APA Citation Style Guide

A quick guide to using APA citation style

Movie

General Rule:

Producer-last-name, first-initial. (Producer)& Director-last-name, First-initial (Director). (Year). Title [Motion picture]. Country: Studio.

Example:

   Beck, J. (Producer) & Koster, H. (Director). (1950) Harvey [Motion Picture]. U.S.A.: Universal Studios. 

TV Show from a Series

General Rule:

Writer-last-name, first-initial. (writer) Director-last -name, first-initial (director). (Year).Title of episode [Television series episode]. In Executive producer last-name, First-Initial (Executive producer), Title of series. Place of production: Name of network.

Example:

   Whedon, J. Des Hotel, R & Batali, D (Writers), Sarafian, D (Director). (1998) Killed by death [Television series episode]. In J. Whedon, et al. (Executive producers), Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Burbank, CA: WB Television Network.  

Video

Recorded Video

General Rule:

Producer name. (Producer). (Year). Title [format] Available from web address where available for purchase  

Example:

   American Psychological Association (Producer). (2011) Cognitive–behavioral family therapy [DVD]. Available from http://www.apa.org/pubs/videos

Streaming Video

General Rule:

Producer name. (Producer). (Year). Title [format] Retrieved from website or database name

Example:

   American Psychological Association (Producer). (2012). Training for a triathlon: the power of positive psychology [streaming video]. Retrieved from PsycTHERAPY database.

Music Recording

General Rule:

Writer last name, First-initial. (Year of copyright). Title of song [Recorded by artist if different from writer]. On Title of Album [Medium of recording: CD, Record, Cassette, etc.]. Location: Label. (Recording date if different from copyright date).

Example:

   Frisell, B. (1999). The pioneers. On Good dog, happy man [CD]. New York, NY: Nonesuch Records.