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Notes from the Author

How to Cite Reel Classics in a Bibliography

A number of students ask for permission to use information from Reel Classics in reports and other assignments. In most cases, I am happy to oblige, but as is true with any resource, Reel Classics should be properly referenced in the "Works Cited" or "Bibliography" section of the paper. According to the MLA (Modern Language Association) style guide, original material at Reel Classics should be cited in the format below:

Anthony, Elizabeth.  Frank Capra at Reel Classics. Date last updated 2003.  Reel Classics.  Date you visited 2003.   <http://reelclassics.com/Directors/Capra/capra.htm>.  

Or, more generally:

Author.  Name of Page.  Date last updated 2003.  Reel Classics.  Date you visited 2003.  <exact URL>.

This first citation is obviously for the Frank Capra section of Reel Classics, but if you can't figure out how to adapt it to one of the other pages, just ask me.  I'd be happy to help.  Also, the "Date last updated" is available in the small print at the very bottom of every page at Reel Classics.

When citing a previously-published newspaper or magazine article which is featured here at Reel Classics, use the format shown below:

Pryor, Thomas M.  "With Emphasis on Bonnets."  The New York Times 12 Oct. 1941: IX 5.  Reel Classics.  Date you visited 2003. <http://reelclassics.com/Articles/hats-article.htm>.

Or, more generally:

Article author.  "Article title."  Article's Original Publication Source Article date: page numbers.  Reel Classics.  Date you visited 2003. <exact URL>.

Again, this first citation is obviously for the "Emphasis on Bonnets" article posted at Reel Classics, but if you can't figure out how to adapt it to one of the other articles, just ask me. Also, the "Date last updated" is available in the small print at the very bottom of every page at Reel Classics.

When in doubt, cite it!
      -- Elizabeth, February 1, 1999.

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