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Hamersly Library

Chicago Style Guide, for 17th Edition

Audiovisual Materials

Introduction

The structure of Bibliographic entries for audiovisual materials typically contains the same types of information but vary by medium. Materials which were found online should include URL and citations for physical materials should include supplementary information as necessary (i.e. number of discs in an album). Remember that each element is separated by a period (unless shown otherwise below):

 Audiovisual materials cited in your bibliography will contain some or all of the following elements:
 

  1. Name of the performer, composer, or conductor (lastname, firstname middle).
  2. Recording Title in italicized characters (if part of a larger work).
  3. Title of Work (in quotation marks).
  4. 'by’, if necessary (e.g. composed by, directed by)
  5. Name of the composer, writer, and other content creators, when necessary.
  6. Publisher Name of the publishing/recording company.
  7. Identification Number (for some recordings).
  8. Copyright date or date of production.
  9. Medium of the audiovisual material being used (e.g. CD, DVD, radio broadcast, etc).
  10. Timestamp (if source happens at a specific point in the recording)
  11. URL or DOI (for online materials).

 As with all other citations, the publication date of the reference will be placed directly after the title when using Author-Date style.


Video Recordings

Basic Layout

(Footnote/Endnote)

Title of program (in italicized characters). “Title of Episode.” Episode number (if available). Name of important director/writers/narrators/performers. Air Date. Name of network.
 

 (Author-Date)

Title of program (in italicized characters). Air Date. “Title of Episode.” Episode number (if available). Name of important director/writers/narrators/performers. Name of network.

 

Audio Recordings

Basic Layout

(Footnote/Endnote)

Performer (lastname, firstname). Title of piece (in quotations if standalone, in italicized characters if part of larger work or production). By Creator(s) (firstname lastname). Publishing/recording company. ID# (if necessary). Recording/Copyright date. Title of larger work (if piece is part of a larger work or album), Medium. Timestamp. URL/DOI.
 

(Author-Date)

Performer (lastname, firstname). Recording/Copyright Year. Title of piece (in quotations if standalone, in italicized characters if part of larger work or production). By Creator(s) (firstname lastname). Publishing/recording company. ID# (if necessary). Recording/Copyright Month/Day. Title of larger work (if piece is part of a larger work or album), Medium. Timestamp. URL/DOI.

Examples

(FN/EN)

Journey to Planet Earth. "Land of Plenty, Land of Want." Directed by Hal Weiner. Written by Hal Weiner. Narrated by Kelly McGillis. 1999. PBS.

Thelma & Louise. Directed by Ridley Scott. 1991. Santa Monica, CA: MGM Home Entertainment, 2004. DVD.

(A-D)

Journey to Planet Earth. 1999. "Land of Plenty, Land of Want." Directed by Hal Weiner. Written by Hal Weiner. Narrated by Kelly McGillis. PBS.

Thelma & Louise. 1991. Directed by Ridley Scott. Santa Monica, CA: MGM Home Entertainment, 2004. DVD.

(FN/EN)

Holiday, Billie. Vocal performance of “I’m a Fool to Want You.” By Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, and Jack Wolf. Recorded February 20, 1958, with Ray Ellis. On Lady in Satin, Columbia CL 1157, 331/3 rpm.

New York Ensemble, with Edward Carroll (trumpet) and Edward Brewer (organ).  Art of the Trumpet, recorded at the Madeira Festival, June 1-2, 1981. Vox/Turnabout, PVT 7183, 1982, compact disc.

(A-D)

Holiday, Billie. 1958. Vocal performance of “I’m a Fool to Want You.” By Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, and Jack Wolf. Recorded February 20, with Ray Ellis. On Lady in Satin, Columbia CL 1157, 331/3 rpm.

New York Ensemble, with Edward Carroll (trumpet) and Edward Brewer (organ). 1981.  Art of the Trumpet, recorded at the Madeira Festival, June 1-2. Vox/Turnabout, PVT 7183, 1982, compact disc.

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