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How to Cite References Using Chicago Style/Turabian

Chicago Style 17th Edition Examples - Misc./Special

Listed below are examples of proper formatting of bibliographic references (B) and a corresponding footnote/endnote (N) for each source type.

  • Live performances (only need to be cited in-text or in notes, unless the work is central to your argument):   

N:   1. Matilda: The Musical, script by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, based on the book by Roald Dahl, Civic Theatre, Auckland, September 28, 2017.

  • Unpublished Interviews (only need to be cited in-text or with a note):

N:   1. Harvey Kail, interview by Laurie A. Pinkert, March 15, 2009, interview 45B, transcript.

  • Published or Broadcast Interview:

B:   Rodriguez, Carrie. Acoustic Café. By Cuz Frost. 88.3 WGWG FM, November 20, 2008.

N:   2.  Carrie Rodriguez, interview by Cuz Frost, Acoustic Café, 88.3 WGWG FM, November 20, 2008.

  • Personal Communications (usually in-text or cited as a note. Usually do not appear in bibliography):

N:   3. Patricia Burns, email message to author, December 15, 2017.

  • Lectures, papers presented at meetings, or poster sessions (cited like book chapters):

B:   Hanstedt, Paul. "This is Your Brain on Writing: The Implications of James Zull's The Art of Changing the Brain for the Writing Classroom." Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 12, 2010.

N:   4. Paul Hanstedt, "This is Your Brain on Writing: The Implications of James Zull's The Art of Changing the Brain for the Writing Classroom" (presentation, Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, March 12, 2010). 

  • Theses and Dissertations:

B:   Hostetler, Tara. "Bodies at War: Bacteriology and the Carrier Narratives of 'Typhoid Mary.'" Master's thesis, Florida State University, 2007.

N:   5. Tara Hostetler, "Bodies at War: Bacteriology and the Carrier Narratives of 'Typhoid Mary'" (master's thesis, Florida State University, 2007), 15-16.

  • Court Decisions and Cases (Notes for court cases should include case name, number, volume number, abbreviated name(s) of reporter, and, in parentheses, the abbreviated name of the court and the date):

N:   6. Profit Sharing Plan vs. Mbank Dallas, N.A., 683 F. Supp. 592 (N.D. Tex. 1988).

More on citing Miscellaneous:

- Legal and Government Documents only need to be cited in-text or as notes (for more information, see The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., sections 14.269-305 and 15.58).