Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date).

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How do you cite a book in the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name. 2000. Title. Edited by Editor First Name Editor Last Name. Edition. City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) citation:
Rowling, Joanne K. 1997. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) looks like this: (Rowling 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) format?

Here’s a Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Container Volume (Issue): pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date):
Petit, C., and J.M. Sieffermann. 2007. “Testing Consumer Preferences for Iced-Coffee: Does the Drinking Environment Have Any Influence?” 18 (1): 161-72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit and Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) style?

Here’s an Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname, and Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. January 1, 2000. https://www.example.com.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark. 2008. “Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President”. The Guardian. November 5, 2008. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date)

Here’s a Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. “Title”. YouTube. January 1, 2000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date)?
Pixar. 2015. “Pizza Clip — Inside Out”. YouTube. June 3, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date).
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. “Title”. Publisher. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. “640: Five Women”. WBEZ Radio. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date) referencing style?

An example song citation in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date).
Lastname, Firstname. 2000. Song Title. Album. http://www.example.com.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date):
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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