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CIN105: Introduction to Film Study

Use LibrarySearch to Make Citations

You can get an instant formatted citation for most items in the U of T Library's LibrarySearch. 

  1. Find the item in LibrarySearch.
  2. Select the item title.
  3. Navigate to the options available under the "Send to" heading. 
  4. Select Citation.
Screenshot of LibSearch results for the book "How to be an antiractist".

Citation Help

Citing Sources / Create your Bibliography (UofT Libraries)

The Citing Sources / Create your Bibliography Guide includes links to many helpful online tutorials, style guides, and related documents to help you understand citation practice, and build correct citations for your bibliography.

Film & Film Reviews

Citing and referencing: Film / Video Recording Guide - Monash University Library  

MLA Style

MLA Handbook (9th Edition) 

  • UTORID required
  • eBook, print copies at Innis (Reference) and various UofT Libraries
  • Published by the Modern Language Association of America


MLA Style Guide (8th Edition) - Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL)

MLA Style Guide (8th Edition)  - Monash University Library 

  • Film & Video Recordings (includes Film reviews, but be sure to check the style advice for the formats - newspapers, journals / periodicals which includes magazines)

Chicago Style 

Chicago Style Guide (17th Edition) 


Chicago Style Guide (16th Edition) - Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL)


Chicago Style Guide (17th Edition) - Monash University Library 

Writing Advice (University of Toronto)

Using Sources 

  • How Not to Plagiarize, Standard Documentation Formats,  Using Quotations, Paraphrase and Summary

Student Handouts (PDFs)

  • Developing Coherent Paragraphs, Summarizing, Verbs for Referring to Sources, Wordiness: Danger Signals and Ways to React

Citation Generators

Citation generators allow you to input citation elements for your source, and create a citation in any one of several standard formats.

Which citation manager should I use?

Citation managers can help you:  

  • collect the citation information for books, articles, websites, and more 
  • automatically format in-text citations and bibliographies
  • save the citation information, PDFs and notes in the cloud
  • organize the research materials in folders or share folders with others

More info can be found in UofT Libraries Citation Management Guide (includes Mendeley) or this comparison chart of reference management software on Wikipedia for even more suggestions.


Zotero (free)



Google Docs


Register for Zotero Account (free with storage limit) 

Download software for computers  

(Shut down MS Word before opening file)

Zotero Mobile Apps

LOGIN - Zotero web interface 

UofT Libraries Zotero Guide 

Zotero Quick Start Guide 

Zotero Help Documentation

ProQuest RefWorks

(Free, UofT)



Google Docs

Register for Refworks account 

Free with your email

Avoid using the older version of RefWorks (orange logo). 

LOGIN - Refworks 

RefWorks Get Started Guide 

RefWorks Quick Start Guide

EndNoteOnline Basic (free)



Google Docs

Register for free EndNoteOnline Basic account

Download Cite While You Write plugin

LOGIN EndNoteOnline Basic  

EndNote Online Libguide

UofT EndNote Online Guide

EndNoteOnline Premium ($$)



Google Docs

EndNote Software - UofT Bookstore

EndNoteOnline Premium (30 Day Trial)  

EndNote Training (videos, modules, handouts and more)