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Citing lectures: Chicago/Turabian (17th ed.) citation guide

This guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.) and provides only selected citation examples for commonly used sources, and of notes/bibliography style only. For more detailed information, directly consult a print copy or online version of the style manual available at the SFU Library and at the SFU Bookstore.

Chicago style is sometimes referred to as Turabian style, which is a modified version of Chicago style, and which is outlined in Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7thed. [print].

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Lectures, papers presented at meetings, and the like (14.217)


     1. Allen Seager, "Women and the Church in New France," History 204: The Social History of Canada (class lecture, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, January 13, 2011).


Seager, Allen. "Women and the Church in New France." History 204: The Social History of Canada. Class lecture at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, January 13, 2011.


  • When citing lectures and papers presented, include the following information in the note and bibliography: the speaker's name, the title of lecture or speech in quotation marks and the sponsorship, location and date of presentation.
  • If you are citing a class lecture, include your professor's name, title of the lecture in quotation marks, the course number and name and the location and date.