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Chicago Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in Chicago style, avoid plagiarism, learn what Chicago style is and includes, find examples of Chicago style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in Chicago, and more.

Film & Television


Movie

General Format:

2. Title of Movie, directed by DirectorName (Original Release Year; Place of Publication: Studio/Distributor, Video Release Year), Medium.

For Example:

3. Star Wars: A New Hope, directed by George Lucas (1977; Beverly Hills, Calif.: 20th Century Fox, 2011), Blu-ray Disc.

Shortened Note:

4. Star Wars: A New Hope

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Lucas, George, dir. Star Wars: A New Hope. 1977; Beverly Hills, CA: 20th Century Fox, 2011. Blu-ray Disc.

See note ¹

 

Episode of Television Show

General Format:

5. Title of Television Show, season #, episode #, "Title of Episode," directed by Director's Name, aired Date, on Channel. URL.

OR

6. Title of Television Show, season #, episode #, "Title of Episode," featuring Performers' Names, aired Date, on Channel. 

For Example:

7. Bones, season 1, episode 9, "The Man in the Fallout Shelter," directed by Greg Yaitanes, aired January 25, 2006, on Fox. https://www.hulu.com/watch/237556.

OR

8. Bones, season 2, episode 9, "Aliens in a Spaceship," featuring Emily Deschanel, aired November 15, 2006, on Fox.

Shortened Note:

9. Bones, "The Man in the Fallout Shelter."

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Yaitanes, Greg, dir. Bones. Season 1, episode 9, "The Main the Fallout Shelter." Aired January 25, 2006, on Fox. https://www.hulu.com/watch/237556.

 

YouTube Video

General Format:

10. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, “Title of Video,” YouTube video, running time, publication date, URL.

For Example:

10. shapirolibrary, “Interview with Professor David Gou – 3D Printer Gripper,” YouTube Video, 1:10, December 19, 2017, https://youtu.be/SfsZjoD2Frk.

Shortened Note:

11. shapirolibrary, “Interview with Professor David Gou."

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

shapirolibrary. “Interview with Professor David Gou – 3D Printer Gripper.” YouTube Video, 1:10. December 19, 2017. https://youtu.be/SfsZjoD2Frk.

 

¹ For more information on citing movies, television, and other film recordings please see 14.265: Video and film recordings