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Film Studies: Citing in Chicago Style

A research guide to Film Studies resources at Geisel Library and online.

Writing About Film

Citation Creators

Many research databases offer "cite this item" features, which generate citations in the most popular styles (MLA, APA, etc.) for any source that you find. You can then copy-paste these directly into your papers.

WARNING: Be sure to double-check these citations against the rules for proper style, since they are NOT always accurate.


This software program allows you to import citations from our research databases and then easily create in-text citations and bibliographies in your research papers, in the style of your choosing (MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.).

To obtain a copy of EndNote on CD (for either PC or Mac), contact the IT Help Desk located in Geisel Library.

For help with EndNote features, see our User's Guides for EndNote (desktop version) and EndNote Online.

Chicago Style Guide

The Chicago citation style is typically used by scholars in fields such as Humanities, Economic and Business, Education, Fine Arts and Music, History, Politics, and Theology.

The 16th edition (2010) of the Chicago Manual of Style is the most current edition in use, and features two style formats: Author/Date and Notes/Bibliography. Be sure to pick one style and use it consistently throughout your paper.

Citation Breakdown (Notes-Bibliography):


Citation Breakdown (Author-Date):

Art Works


Works of art reproduced in a printed source (treat as book chapter)

Artist’s last name, first name. "Title of art work," medium, date
          of art work (Institution where art work is housed (if known),
          city where housed if not already named). In Title of printed 
          source italicized, by Author of printed source, page or
          plate/figure/slide number. Place of publication: publisher, date.


Cassatt, Mary. "Mother and Child," oil on canvas, c.1890 (Wichita Art
           Museum). In American Painting: 1560-1913, by John Pearce,
           slide 22. New York: McGraw, 1964.

Works of art reproduced in electronic source

Artist’s last name, first name. Title of art work, medium, date of art
          work (Institution where art work is housed (if known), city
          where housed if not already named). URL.


Monet, Claude. Meadow with Haystacks at Giverny, oil on canvas,
          1885 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).



Image from a library subscription database:


Hoshiko, Eugene. "China Rain." Photograph. 1999. AP Images, ID99062401980.


Eugene Hoshiko, "China Rain," photograph, 1999, AP Images, ID99062401980.

Image from an online database:


Currier & Ives. "Gray Eagle." Lithograph. ca. 1866. Library of Congress Prints                       and Photographs Online Catalog,           (accessed September 25, 2010).


Currier & Ives, "Gray Eagle," lithograph, ca. 1866, Library of Congress                                   Prints and Photographs Online Catalog,                       2006676682/ (accessed September 25, 2010).

Image from a website:


Wilma, David. "El Centro de la Raza, Beacon Hill, Seattle." Photograph. 2001.             ,                                 output.cfm&file_id=9186 (accessed September 25, 2010).


David Wilma, "El Centro de la Raza, Beacon Hill, Seattle," photograph,                                   2001,                           =output.cfm&file_id=9186 (accessed September 25, 2010).

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