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Chicago Citation Style: Lecture

This guide will help you cite sources using the Chicago Citation Style 16th edition.

Lecture (14.226 / p. 747)

This format is typically used if you would like to make reference to lecture notes from one of your classes.

General Format 

Full Note:

1. Lecturer First Name Surname, "Lecture Title" (lecture, Location of Lecture, Month Day, Year of Lecture).

Concise Note: 

2. Lecturer Surname, "Lecture Title."


Lecturer Surname, First Name or Initial. "Lecture Title." Lecture, Location of Lecture, Month Day, Year of


Full Note:

1. G. C. Sullivan, "The Art of Watercolours" (lecture, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB, November 13, 2003). 

Concise Note:

1. Sullivan, "The Art of Watercolours."


Sullivan, G.C. "The Art of Watercolours." Lecture, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB, November 13,

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About Citing Other Sources

This guide is intended to cover only the Notes and Bibliography system for citing sources.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

Full Note - use the first time that you cite a source.
Concise Note - use after the first time you cite a source.
Bibliography - use when you are compiling the Bibliography that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). 

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific sections and pages in the manual.

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