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Chicago Format & Citation Style: Author-Date, 17th Edition

Websites

Citations should include as much of the following as can be determined: author(s) or corporate/institutional author, date of publication or last update, title or description of the specific page, and a URL.

Only include an access date if no date of publication or revision can be determined.


REFERENCES format and examples:

Author's LastName, FirstName/Corporate author. Year of publication or revision/n.d. "Title of Website." Last revised/updated/modified date OR Access date. URL.

Google. 2017. “Privacy Policy.” Privacy & Terms. Last modified April 17, 2017. https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Yale University. n.d. “About Yale: Yale Facts.” Accessed May 1, 2017. https://www.yale.edu/about-yale/yale-facts.

 

IN-TEXT CITATION format and examples:

(Author LastName/Corporate author Year of publication or revision/n.d.)

(Google 2017)

(Yale University, n.d.)

Blogs

REFERENCES format and example:

Author's LastName, FirstName. Year of publication. "Title of Post." Title of Blog (blog), Title of Larger Publication (if any). Date pf publication. URL.

Germano, William. 2017. "Futurist Shock." Lingua Franca (blog), Chronicle of higher Education. February 15, 2017. http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/02/15/futurist-shock/.

 

IN-TEXT CITATION format and example:

(Author's LastName Year of publication)

(German 2017)

Social Media

REFERENCES format and examples:

Author's LastName, FirstName/Corporate (screen name, if any). Year of post. "Title of post." Platform, Date of post. URL.

Chicago Manual of Style. 2015. “Is the world ready for singular they? We thought so back in 1993.” Facebook, April 17, 2015. https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoManual/posts/10152906193679151.

O'Brien, Conan (@ConanOBrien). 2015. “In honor of Earth Day, I'm recycling my tweets.” Twitter, April 22, 2015. https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status/590940792967016448.

Souza, Pete (@petesouza). 2016. “President Obama bids farewell to President Xi of China at the conclusion of the Nuclear Security Summit.” Instagram photo, April 1, 2016. https://www.instagram.com/p/BDrmfXTtNCt/.

 

IN-TEXT CITATION format and examples:

(Author's LastName/Corporate author Year of post)

(Chicago Manual of Style 2015)

(O'Brien 2015)

(Souza 2016)