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Chicago Citation Style (17th Edition): Audiovisual Media

This guide will help you cite sources using the Chicago Citation Style 17th edition.

Situations This Section Covers

ca. 1929, Movietone filming crew shooting a newsreel - Britannica ImageQuestThis section covers the following examples:

Motion Picture (Video Recording)
Online Multimedia

For more examples and information, consult The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.) located at the librarian's desk. 

FILM HISTORY: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX STUDIOS. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest, Accessed June 21, 2023.

About Citing Audiovisual Media

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing audiovisual media.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.
Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.
Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific sections and pages in the manual.


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