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Chicago Style Guide

Film or video

Citation of films follows the style used for books, with the addition of medium type. A portion of a video is cited as a chapter of a book, using chapter numbers that are provided if the medium is DVD, or a description if the medium is VHS. Additional material that is included on a DVD is cited as a chapter.

Basic model for a film or video
Note

Film Title, Medium (Original publication date; Publication City: Publisher, Publication date).

Bibliography

Film Title. Original publication date. Medium. Publication city: Publisher, Publication date.

 
An entire film or video
Note

Plan 9 From Outer Space, DVD (1959; Chatsworth, CA: Image Entertainment, 2000).

Bibliography

Plan 9 From Outer Space. 1959. DVD. Chatsworth, CA: Image Entertainment, 2000.

 
A video from an online video site, such as YouTube
Note

2. Paul Cummings and Tony Fiandaca, Tony vs Paul, 2006, YouTube, accessed November 20, 2014, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzU3NjDikY.

Bibliography

Cummings, Paul, and Tony Fiandaca. Tony vs Paul. 2006. YouTube. Accessed November 20, 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzU3NjDikY.