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Main elements - bibliography

The relevant Chicago Manual of Style chapters are linked across many of the examples and notes below so that more information can be located easily in the online manual.

Example of Chicago Multimedia Bibliography citation

Video

YouTube video [14.267]

First footnote
6. YaleCourses, "0.5 St. Augustine's Confessions," video of lecture, Paul Freedman, Yale University, published April 5, 2012,
http://youtu.be/KiPJq7-5lH4?list=PL851F45079A91C3F2.

Subsequent footnotes
16. YaleCourses, "Augustine's Confessions.”

Bibliography

YaleCourses. "0.5 St. Augustine's Confessions." Video of lecture, Paul Freedman, Yale University. Published April 5, 2012. http://youtu.be/KiPJq7-5lH4?list=PL851F45079A91C3F2.

 

Streaming video (database) [14.267]

First footnote
8. Becoming Bond, directed by Josh Greenbaum, aired December 3, 2017, on SBS, Informit EduTV.

Subsequent footnotes
18. Greenbaum, Becoming Bond.

Bibliography

Greenbaum, Josh, dir. Becoming Bond. Aired December 3, 2017, on SBS. Informit EduTV.

Video and film recordings: [14.265] These citations will vary according to the nature of the material (television show, movie, scene etc.).

 

First footnote
3. The Examined Life, episode 26, "What is the Meaning of Life?," produced and directed by Lena Ahlström (Pasedena, CA: Intelecom,1998), DVD.
4."Club Scene," Mao's Last Dancer, directed by Bruce Beresford (Pyrmont, NSW: Roadshow Entertainment, 2009).

Subsequent footnotes
11. Ahlström, "Meaning of Life."
12. Beresford, "Club Scene."

Bibliography

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Audio

[14.267]

First footnote
7. Paul Barclay, host, "The Ethics of Happiness," Big Ideas, podcast, MP3 audio, March 29, 2016, accessed January 2, 2018, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/the-ethics-of-happiness/7269646./5847914.

Subsequent footnotes
17. Barclay, "Ethics of Happiness."

Bibliography

Barclay, Paul, host. "The Ethics of Happiness." ABC Radio National: Big Ideas. MP3 Podcast. Recorded March 29, 2016. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs./bigideas/the-ethics-of-happiness/7269646.

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Explanatory notes

Main elements: [14.261 - 14.268 ] The citation for recordings and other multimedia content usually includes some or all of the following elements:

  1. The name of the composer, writer, performer, or other person primarily responsible for the content. Include designations such as vocalist, conductor, or director as appropriate.
  2. The title of the work, in italics or quotation marks, as applicable.
  3. Information about the work, including the names of additional contributors and the date and location of the recording, production, or performance.
  4. Information about the publisher, including date of publication.
  5. Information about the medium or format (e.g., LP, DVD, MP3, AVI). Supplementary information, such as the number of discs in an album and the duration of the recording, as applicable, may also be given.
  6. Any additional information that might be relevant to the citation.
  7. For sources consulted online, a URL.

The order of these elements—and which ones are included—will depend not only on the nature of the source but also on whether a part or the whole is cited and whether a particular contributor is the focus of the citation.

Use and order of names: Include one, some, or all of the people primarily responsible for the content. The order of these elements—and which ones are included—will depend not only on the nature of the source but also on whether a part or the whole of a work is cited and whether a particular contributor is the focus of the citation. Consider the director, producer, composer, writer, performer.

A citation may begin with a title in a footnote rather than a creator. In a bibliography entry, the author, performer, or other primary contributor such as director etc. should be listed first if known (see Mao's Last Dancer example in the Film/DVD section above).

Titles of works: Titles of works should be in headline case and in italics or quotation marks, as applicable. Indexed scenes in film are treated as chapters and enclosed in quotation marks, as are TV episode titles; full film and TV series titles are italicised.

Dates: The date of recording, production or performance should be used, or the date the material was last modified, updated or uploaded.

In the case of a work being converted to a different format/medium, you may need to use two sets of dates such as in the Examined Life Film/DVD example above: the first is the original film/program production date, the second indicates the later DVD release date.

If no date can be determined from the source, include the date the material was last accessed by you.

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