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Chicago Style

A quick-and-easy guide to citing your sources in the Chicago (or Turabian) Style

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General Model for Citing Web Sources in Chicago Style

(from Purdue Owl)

"Titles for Websites, Blogs, and Social Media: The title of a website that is analogous to a traditionally printed work but does not have (and never had) a printed counterpart can be treated like titles of other websites. For example, Wikipedia can be treated as a website, rather than as a conventional encyclopedia. This is a departure from previous editions of CMOS.

Titles of websites should follow headline-style capitalization and are usually set in roman. There are, however, some exceptions: titles of blogs are set in italics and titles of books, journals, television shows, movies, and other types of works should be treated the same whether cited as a print version or an online version. For example, when citing the website of the television news station CNN, the title maintains italics. Furthermore, in cases such as this, when a website does not have a distinctive title, it can be cited based on the entity responsible for the website, for instance, CNN online."

Example:

Footnote or Endnote (N):

1. Firstname Lastname, “Title of Web Page,” Publishing Organization or Name of Website in Roman, publication date and/or access date if available, URL.
1. Turner, Lauren, "How to Cite Chicago," Libapps Online, 2 October 2019, https://libappsonline.com/chicago.

Corresponding Bibliographical Entry (B):‚Äč

Firstname Lastname, “Title of Web Page,” Publishing Organization or Name of Website in Romanpublication date and/or access date if availableURL.
Turner, Lauren, "How to Cite Chicago," Libapps Online, 2 October 2019, https://libappsonline.com/chicago.