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Chicago Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you learn what Chicago Style is and includes. This guide will help you cite sources and avoid plagiarism. The guide also includes examples of Chicago style and lead you to resources that can help you cite sources.

Film & Television


Movie

Reference List Format:

Director'sLastName, DirectorsFirstName, dir. Original Release Year. Title of Movie. Place of Publication: Studio/Distributor, Video Release Year. Medium.

For Example:

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

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Lucas 1977)

 

Episode of Television Show

Reference List Format:

DirectorsLastName, DirectorsFirstName, dir. Year. Title of Television Show. Season #, episode #, "Title of Episode." Original Air Date, on Channel. URL.

For Example:

Yaitanes, Greg, dir. 2006. Bones. Season 1, episode 9, "The Main the Fallout Shelter." Aired January 25, 2016, on Fox. https://www.hulu.com/watch/237556.

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Yaitanes 2006)

See note ¹

 

YouTube Video

Reference List Format:

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstName. Year. “Title of Video.” YouTube video, running time. Publication date. URL.

For Example:

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

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(shapirolibrary 2017) 

 

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