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Chicago 17th B: Other sources

Chicago 17th B

Other sources



 Reviewer Surname, First Name(s). Year. "Title of Review," Review of Medium Title in Italics, by Medium Author's First Name(s) Surname. Source Details as applicable. 

Reference list examples

Kain, Erik. 2016. "Hold the Door," Review of Game of Thrones, season 6/episode 5, by Jack Bender. Forbes, May 22, 2016.


Lane, Anthony. 2019. "Toy Story 4 Plays it Again," Review of Toy Story 4, by Josh Cooley. The New Yorker, July 1, 2019. 


Robbins. Mark. 2011. Review of The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation, by Daniel J. Lebbin, Michael J. Parr and George H. Fenwick. The Quarterly Review of Biology 86 (4): 343-344.



Personal communication

Personal communications are not included in the reference list.



  • Cite in text only. Give the initials as well as the surname of the communicator and provide as exact a date as possible. 
  • Personal communications are works which cannot be recovered by the reader. They include emails, text messages, online chats, letters, memos, personal (unpublished) interviews, telephone conversations, live speeches etc.
  • Personal communications may not be acceptable to include in your assignment – please check with your lecturer/tutor before doing so.
  • Mention the type of communication within your in-text citation (examples: email, text message etc.)

Unpublished interview

Unpublished interviews are not included in the reference list 



  • Include the term 'interview' within your in-text citation
  • Each person cited must be fully identified in the in-text citation
  • An interview with a person who prefers to remain anonymous may be cited in whatever form is appropriate in context. The absence of a name should be explained (e.g. All interviews were conducted in confidence, and the names of interviewees are withheld by mutual agreement)


 Investigator's Surname, First Name(s). Year. Title of Dataset in Italics. Dataset. Publisher. or URL.

Reference list example

Irino, Tomohisa, and Ryuji Tada. 2009. Chemical and Mineral Compositions of Sediments from ODP Site 127-797. Dataset. Geological Institute, University of Tokyo.