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 Films and video recordings Television programs Podcasts Computer software Corporate author Personal communication

Course materials

Single author citation

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

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:

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:

“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

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

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

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

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.

Footnote citation:

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

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