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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.


Interview Published in a Journal

​Reference List Format:

IntervieweeLastName, IntervieweeFirstName. Year. "Title of Interview." Interview by InterviewerFirstName InterviewerLastName. Source, Date. URL or page(s).

For Example:

Angula, Nahas. 2017. "The Pan-African Institute for the Study of African Society: an interview with Nahas Angula." Interview by Itibari M. Zulu, Journal of Pan African Studies 10, no. 1 (March 2017): 279, EBSCOhost.

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Angula 2016) 

See notes ¹, ²


Broadcast Interview available on Website

​Reference List Format:

IntervieweeLastName, IntervieweeFirstName. Year. "Title of Interview." Interview by InterviewerFirstName InterviewerLastName. Source, Date. URL.

For Example:

Springsteen, Bruce. 2016. "Watch: Bruce Springsteen, our complete interview." Interview by Jeffrey Brown. PBS NewsHour, December 20, 2016. 

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(Springsteen 2016) 


¹ For more information on interviews, see the Interviews and Personal Communications section of the CMOS.

² The Citation Quick Guide section on Interviews used this format of shortened citations.