I am having trouble citing a video in BibDesk. It doesn't have a field for Producer.

The desired output format is apa6.

example APA format:

American Psychological Association. (Producer). (2000). Responding therapeutically to patient expressions of sexual attraction [DVD]. Available from http://www.apa.org/videos/

I'm writing a paper in LaTeX and using apacite. How would I create that entry?



  author    = {{\bibcorporate{American Psychological Association (Producer)}}},
  firstkey  = {{American Psychological Association [APA]}},
  key       = {{APA}},
  year      = {2000},
  title     = {Responding Therapeutically to Patient Expressions of
           Sexual Attraction: A Stimulus Training Tape},
  type      = {Motion picture},
  note      = {Available from the American Psychological Association,
           750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242},

You can add fields to a BibDesk entry by right-clicking by the fields in the pop-up window for the entry. It is the first option, "Add Field".

The only question is whether your bst supports a "Producer" field. I recently had a similar problem trying to cite a reprint of an article. I had added a "Reprintedin" field to the BibDesk entry only to find out that my bst didn't support that field.

You can see my question and the answer here: Citing a Reprint of an Article in BibTeX

I was able to solve the problem with a "note" field (which was supported by my bst).

Looking at the apacite documentation (here: http://wiki.humlab.lu.se/dokuwiki/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=public:apacite.pdf) it doesn't seem like there is a "Producer" field available (see page 15 for a table of the fields and which types of entries support which fields).

I would suggest that as a quick fix you simply put the producer's name into whichever field appears second in the references in the type of entry you are using.

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  • I was able to add it before the title with brackets around it, but it is making it italicized. How would I make it regular not italic text? Thanks. – Dan Aug 23 '12 at 16:54
  • This is getting a bit out of my area of knowledge (I'm only a beginning LaTeX user myself). I supspect that what is doing the italicization is your .bst, so the "real" fix would be to modify your .bst. But that is over my head (and if you could do that you could add a field for "Producer" defined as you like). Now, I know that if you use the amsmath package then if you use math mode you can de-italicize something by entering the command \text. So, you might try something like: $\text{Producer}$ In the entry field, but frankly I don't know if that will work, it's just a guess. – Dennis Aug 23 '12 at 20:25
  • I just checked my suggestion with one of my own documents and it didn't work, so I suspect it will be a no-go for you too. Sorry I can't be of more help! – Dennis Aug 23 '12 at 23:36
  • Thanks Dennis. So are we stuck? Latex with apacite doesn't support video citations? This would seem to be a pretty big limitation if I am writing a paper and I need to cite something I am using from a video. I'll work on it when I get a chance. I ended up turning in a paper with the incorrect format. – Dan Aug 26 '12 at 0:29
  • There's definitely a way to do it, I'm just a LaTeX novice so aside from these sort of ugly solutions I'm not too good at fixing these sorts of things. If my ugly solution doesn't work, I ask a question here. – Dennis Aug 26 '12 at 2:18

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