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Chicago Style Guide - 17th Edition

Course Packs

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. does not provide instructions on how to cite course packs. The following is one possible format to follow:

  • Treat the items in your course pack like articles or chapters in an edited book that are reprinted from another source
  • Use the name of the instructor as the editor
  • If the instructor’s name is not given, use the department as the editor
  • Use the bookstore as the publisher and the date (year and term) the course pack was issued as the date of publication
  • If there is no date of issue, use the current semester and year for the date of publication.

FORMAT

Author's LastName, FirstName. Title of Article. In Course Pack Title Course pack, edited by Instructor's FirstName LastName for CourseNumberCourseName, CourseSection, xx-xx. PlacePublished: CollegeName Bookstore, TermDate.

EXAMPLE

Klein, Joseph. “Recommendations for Care.” In NURS 210: Nursing Philosophical Issues Course Pack, edited by Sarah Kaye for Nursing 210, Health and Community Care, Section 002 11-24. Coquitlam: Douglas College Bookstore, Winter 2011. 

FOOTNOTE FORM

41. Joseph Klein, “Recommendations for Care,” In NURS 2190: Nursing Philosophical Issues Course Pack, ed. Sarah Kaye for Nursing 210, Health and Community Care, Section 002 (Coquitlam: Douglas College Bookstore, Winter 2011), 18.

MORE DETAILS

  • Like many citation forms, you need to use your own judgment. When in doubt, check with your instructor first.
  • Some course packs include only the page numbers found in the original work, while other course packs are continuously paginated. If the course pack includes both sets of page numbers, check with your instructor to see which set of page numbers they prefer.

Class Lectures and Notes

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. does not provide instructions on how to cite class lectures. Instead, follow the Chicago style guidelines for lectures presented at meetings. To cite class discussions or presentations:

  • Use presenter's name (student or instructor)
  • Title or subject of lecture/presentation/discussion
  • Words "class lecture" if a lecture, "class presentation" if a student or guest presentation, or "class discussion" if a discussion
  • Course name and number
  • College name
  • Location (city and province)
  • Date (month, day, year)

FORMAT

Speaker's LastName, FirstName. "Title or Subject of Presentation." Class lecture. CourseNumber CourseName, CollegeName, Location, Date.

EXAMPLE

Sardana, Bikrum. "Introduction to Government and Politics." Class lecture. PSC 100 Canadian Government, Camosun College, Victoria, BC, October 19, 2017. 

FOOTNOTE FORM

14. Bikrum Sardana, "Introduction to Government and Politics" (class lecture, PSC 100 Canadian Government, Camosun College, Victoria, BC, October 19, 2017).

Class Notes on D2L

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. does not provide instructions on how to cite class notes on a course site. Instead, follow the Chicago style guidelines for lectures presented at meetings and add information about the course site. To cite class discussions or presentations:

  • Instructor's name
  • Title or subject of lecture/post
  • Words "course notes for
  • Course name and number
  • College name
  • Location (city and province)
  • Date posted or last revised, if given (month, day, year)
  • Date accessed, if no posted or last revised date is provided (month, day, year)

FORMAT

Instructor's LastName, FirstName. "Title or Subject of Presentation." Course notes for CourseNumber CourseName, CollegeName, Location, Date. URL.

EXAMPLE

Sardana, Bikrum. "Introduction to Government and Politics." Course notes for PSC 100 Canadian Government, Camosun College, Victoria, BC, October 19, 2017. https://online.camosun.ca/d2l/lms/content/viewer/main_frame.d2l?ou=14421&tId=317777.pdf.

FOOTNOTE FORM

16. Bikrum Sardana, "Introduction to Government and Politics" (course notes for PSC 100 Canadian Government, Camosun College, Victoria, BC, October 19, 2017). https://online.camosun.ca/d2l/lms/content/viewer/main_frame.d2l?ou=14421&tId=317777.pdf.

Pamphlets

Treat a pamphlet as you would a book.

FORMAT

Title of Pamphlet. PlacePublished: Publisher, Year.

EXAMPLE

Outsmarting Crime: A Guide to Safer Living. Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, 1990.

FOOTNOTE FORM

42. Outsmarting Crime: A Guide to Safer Living (Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, 1990), 3.