How to Cite Other Sources in Chicago Style

In our citation examples we use the following color coding:

  • Red – Author
  • Blue – Title of book/article/charter/webpage
  • Pink – Date
  • Orange – Website/Publisher
  • Turquoise – Place of publication
  • Sienna – Pages
  • Gray – URL/database/website where the source is retrieved
  • Peach – Additional information about the source (i.e. its type, specific features etc.)

Course materials

Single author citation

Example:

Jackson, Sean. “The Basics of Cloud Computing.” Lecture, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, October 10, 2015.

Footnote citation:

1. Sean Jackson, “The Basics of Cloud Computing” (lecture, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, October 10, 2015).

Two or more authors

Example:

Jackson, Sean, and Kate Williams. “The Key Features of Advanced Cloud Computing Techniques.” Lecture, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, December 15, 2015.

Footnote citation:

1. Sean Jackson and Kate Williams, “The Key Features of Advanced Cloud Computing Techniques” (lecture, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, December 15, 2015).

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Films and video recordings

Movie citation

Example:

Titanic. Directed by James Cameron. Performed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1997. DVD.

Footnote citation:

1. Titanic, dir. James Cameron, perf. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1997), DVD.

YouTube video citation

Example:

“U.S. System of Education – English Language Notes.” YouTube video, 3:14. Posted by JenniferESL. July 19, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ciiaPwhF0I.

Footnote citation:

1. “U.S. System of Education – English Language Notes,” YouTube video, 3:14, posted by JenniferESL, July 19, 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ciiaPwhF0I.

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Television programs

Example:

Friends. “The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy.” Directed by Gail Mancuso. Written by Michael Curtis. NBC, September 19, 1996.

Footnote citation:

1. Friends, “The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy,” dir. Gail Mancuso, writer, Michael Curtis, NBC, September 19, 1996.

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Podcasts

Example:

Rivera-Collazo, Isabel. “Maritime Archaeology.” Educational Technology Services UCSD (audio blog), Winter 2017. Accessed January 25, 2017. https://podcast.ucsd.edu/podcasts/default.aspx?PodcastId=3837.

Footnote citation:

1. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, “Maritime Archaeology,” Educational Technology Services UCSD (audio blog), Winter 2017, accessed January 25, 2017, https://podcast.ucsd.edu/podcasts/default.aspx?PodcastId=3837.

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Computer software

Example:

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended. Computer software. Version 12. Adobe Corporation. Accessed January 25, 2017.

Footnote citation:

1. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended, computer software, version 12, Adobe Corporation, accessed January 25, 2017.

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Corporate author

Example:

UNESCO. Worldwide Child Development Program 2000-2006. Zurich: UNESCO, 2000.

Footnote citation:

1. UNESCO, Worldwide Child Development Program 2000-2006 (Zurich: UNESCO, 2000), 2.

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Personal communication

Good news!

In Chicago style citation personal communication should be mentioned in footnotes only. No bibliography entry is required.

Example:

1. Jared Jones, e-mail message, July 4, 2015.

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Further study