How Do I Cite A Movie In Asa?

How do I cite a movie in asa? You may be wondering how to cite a movie in asa format.

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In-text citations are put in parenthesis () and include the last name(s) of the author(s), followed by the year of publication. If there is more than one author, only include the last name of the first author, followed by “et al.” For example: (Smith et al. 2009). If you are citing a specific part of a source, include the page number as well (Smith et al. 2009, p. 32).

If you are unsure how to format a movie citation in ASA style, use this quick guide.

What is ASA?

ASA is the American Sociological Association style guide. It is most commonly used in sociology papers.

How do I cite a movie in ASA?

To cite a movie in ASA (American Sociological Association) style, you must first determine which type of citation you need to use. For example, if you are writing a paper about the movie “The Social Network,” you would need to use a different citation than if you were writing a paper that simply mentioned the movie.

If you are writing a paper that uses the movie as a source of information, you would need to use an in-text citation. For example:

(The Social Network 2010)

If you are writing a paper that simply mentions the movie, you would not need to use an in-text citation.

3.1 In-text citations

ASA In-Text Parenthetical Citations
The American Sociological Association Style Guide is intended for authors who are preparing manuscripts for publication in ASA journals. This handout clarifies the ASA format for in-text parenthetical citations.

ASA dictates specific formatting rules for in-text citations, which include the last name(s) of the author(s), the year the work was published, and the page number(s) on which the quoted or paraphrased material can be found (if available). When using direct quotes, these must be placed within quotation marks and followed by a parenthetical citation including the author’s last name(s), year of publication, and page number(s). If you are only citing an author’s work generally (i.e., not referring to a specific passage), you only need to include their last name(s) and year of publication in the parenthetical citation.

3.2 Reference list

ASA format does not require a bibliography. Cite your sources in the text of your paper and include a reference list of the sources you used at the end of your paper. If you cite something in the text of your paper, it must also appear in the reference list; conversely, anything that appears in the reference list must be cited somewhere in the text.

Basic Format
The basic format for citations in ASA style is as follows:

Author(s). Year of publication. Title of work. Location: Publisher. DOI (if available).

For example:
Gunning, Tom. 1990. Reading images: The grammar of visual design. London: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203427794.


While there are many different ways to cite a movie in ASA, the most important thing is to be sure to include all of the relevant information so that your readers can easily find and enjoy the film.

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