Quick Guide to ReferencingReference to a Video, Film or Broadcast Use LH and RH cursor to go forward/back on slide presentation
Reference to Video, Film or Broadcast To the right is the title screen of a film or movie. To begin with we need to identify the movie title. In this instance, it is: The Third Man. So, to start with, our Harvard reference looks like this: The Third Man.
Reference to Video, Film or Broadcast Next, you need the year of completion. Movies may sometimes take more than a year to make, or not be ‘released’ straight after. You may usually find the year in movie databases, eg IMDb®, or if held by the Library, the Library Catalogue. In this case, the year is 1949. So, the reference now reads: The Third Man. 1949.
Reference to Video, Film or Broadcast Next, we need its “Material designation” – is it a film, a play, an opera – and “Subsidiary originator”, eg a director. This item is clearly a film. However, locating the director is not so easy. Again, a movie databases such as IMDb® or the Library Catalogue should provide the answer. In this case, the director was Carol Reed – he was also co-incidentally the producer. So, the reference now reads: The Third Man. 1949. Film. Directed by Carol Reed.
Reference to Video, Film or Broadcast Finally, we need the location and name of the production company. Unlike references to books, only the country name is needed for the location information. Again, the production detail will be given in a movie databases such as IMDb® or the Library Catalogue. For this film, the producer was Lion Film Productions, located in UK. So, the full reference now reads: The Third Man. 1949. Film. Directed by Carol Reed. UK: Lion Film Productions. Note the colon between location and producer name.