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Chicago Citation Style (17th Edition): Lecture

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

Lecture (14.226 / p. 747)

This format is typically used if you would like to make reference to lecture notes from one of your classes.

General Format 

Full Note:

1. Lecturer First Name Surname, "Lecture Title" Date of Lecture, location of Lecture, medium, running time, information on where the recording can be found.

Concise Note: 

2. Lecturer Surname, "Lecture Title."


Lastname, Firstname. "Speech Title." Date of Speech, Location of Speech. Medium, running time. Information on where recording can be found.


Full Note:

1. Toni Morrison, “Nobel Lecture,” December 7, 1993, Grand Hall of the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden, MPEG-4, 33:18,

Concise Note:

1. Morrison, "Nobel Lecture."


Morrison, Toni. “Nobel Lecture.” December 7, 1993. Grand Hall of the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden. MPEG-4, 33:18.

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Formatting of papers in Chicago Style:

Citations and bibliographies in Chicago Style:

The Chicago Manual of Style Online:
Online guides from university libraries:

About Citing Other Sources

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

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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