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The Chicago Manual of Style Guide: Blackboard Content / Lecture Notes

This guide will help you format your paper according to the CMoS 17th (2017) edition.

Blackboard Content / Lecture Notes

If you want to cite an article, book chapter, website, or video that your professor provides links to in your Blackboard course, just use the usual format on how to cite that type of resource using the source’s original publication information. However, if you want to cite your professor's PowerPoint or video lecture that they uploaded, or something that someone from your study group posted, you'll need to cite these items a little bit differently.

 

CMoS 17 does not provide explicit instructions on how to cite resources on a course site such as Blackboard. If you are citing your professor's video lecture or lecture slides/notes, use this format as a guide.

Note: 
 
1. First name Last name, “Title of Lecture/Slides/Subject Line of Post” (Type of resource for Course Number Course Name, Institution, 
City, Province). Date posted/revised/accessed, URL.
 
Example:
 
1. Jenna Woodrow, “Objections to Utilitarianism: Caves, Trolleys, and Those Who Walk Away from Omelas” (Course lecture for PHIL 2010 Introduction to Ethics, LIU Post, Brookville, NY), Accessed January 20, 2021https://blackboard.liu.edu
 
Subsequent Note: 
 
2. Author Surname, "Short Title of Lecture/Slides/Subject Line of Post.”
 
Example:
 
2. Woodrow, "Objections to Utilitarianism."
 
Bibliography:

Last name, First name. “Title of Lecture/Slides/Subject Line of Post.” Type of 
resource for Course Number Course Name, Institution, City, Province. Date posted/revised/accessed. URL.
 
Example: 
 
Woodrow, Jenna. “Objections to Utilitarianism: Caves, Trolleys, and Those Who Walk Away from Omelas.” Course lecture for PHIL 2010 Introduction to Ethics, LIU Post, Brookville, NY.. Accessed January 22, 2021.https://blackboard.liu.edu