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Chicago Style Guide, for 17th Edition

Webpages

Introduction

 A note on citing materials found on a website: If you’re citing formal documentation (e.g. Word, PDF documents) found on a website, you should cite it like a book or journal article (including all relevant publisher information and a URL). For other information found on a website or page, footnote/endnote citation should include some or all of the following elements.

  1. Author: Full name (Firstname Middlename Lastname).
  2. Title of Web Page (in quotations).
  3. Name of publishing entity (in italicized characters).
  4. Publication date: and/or access date (if no publication date given, access date is mandatory).
  5. URL.

Basic Layout

[indented tab]1. Author Firstname Lastname, “title of webpage,” name of publishing entity, publication/last modified date (if given), access date, URL.

Examples

Webpage with Date; No Author

          1. “Style Guide,” Wikipedia, last modified July 18, 2008, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Style_guide.

          2. “Google Privacy Policy,” last modified October 14, 2005, accessed July 19, 2008, http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.


Webpage with Date and Author

          3. Mister Jalopy, “Effulgence of the North: Storefront Arctic Panorama in Los Angeles,” Dinosaurs and Robots, last modified January 30, 2009, http://www.dinosaursandrobots.com/2009/01/effulgence-of-north-storefront-arctic.html.