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Chicago Style: Basics

This guide is intended to help you cite sources in Chicago style, avoid plagiarism, learn what Chicago style is and includes, find examples of Chicago style, lead you to campus resources that can help you cite sources in Chicago, and more.

Websites


Entire Website

General Format:

2. Title of Website, Owner/Sponsor of Website, updated Date, URL.

OR

3. Title of Website, Owner/Sponsor of Website, accessed Date, URL.

For Example:

2. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, accessed December 20, 2017, https://www.flymanchester.com.

Shortened Note:

11. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Accessed December 20, 2017. https://www.flymanchester.com.

See notes ¹, ²

 

Webpage

General Format:

4. “Title of Page,” Title of Website, Owner/Sponsor of Website, updated Date, URL.

OR

5. “Title of Page,” Title of Website, Owner/Sponsor of Website, accessed Date, URL.

OR

6. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, “Title of Page,” Title of Website, Owner/Sponsor of Website, updated Date, URL.

For Example:

4. “Terminal Maps,” In the Terminal, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, accessed December 20, 2017, https://www.flymanchester.com/terminal.

Shortened Note:

12. “Terminal Maps.” 

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. “Terminal Maps.” In the Terminal. Accessed December 20, 2017. https://www.flymanchester.com/terminal.

 

Blogs


Blog Post

General Format:

7. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, “Title of Post,” Title of Blog (blog), Larger Publication, Date, URL.

For Example:

7. Bill Nye, "Dinosaurs & Space - and Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Planets: These are a Few of Our Favorite Thing," Your Place in Space (blog), The Planetary Society, March 15, 2016, http://www.planetary.org/blogs/bill-nye/20160315-dinosaurs-space-and-favorite-things.html.

OR

8. livius, “Rock Art may be 1st Depiction of Leashed Dogs,” The History Blog (blog), December 15, 2017, http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/49886.

Shortened Note:

13. Nye, “Dinosaurs & Space."

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Nye, Bill. “Dinosaurs & Space - and Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Planets: These are a Few of Our Favorite Thing." Your Place in Space (blog). The Planetary Society. March 15, 2016. http://www.planetary.org/blogs/bill-nye/20160315-dinosaurs-space-and-favorite-things.html.

See note ³

 

Social Media


Tweet

General Format:

9. FirstName LastName (@handle), “Tweet,” Twitter, Date, time, URL.

For Example:

9. SNHU Shapiro Library (@SNHULibrary), “To help get you through finals, the library will be open 24 hours starting tonight through Friday morning providing partial access to the first floor for quiet study space and printing.  Enjoy a hot beverage on us, too! #heretohelp #getyourstudyon @SNHUOnCampus,” Twitter, December 17, 2017, 10:11 p.m., https://twitter.com/SNHULibrary/status/942577908752805888.

Shortened Note:

14. SNHU Shapiro Library, “To help get you."

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

SNHU Shapiro Library (@SNHULibrary). “To help get you through finals, the library will be open 24 hours starting tonight through Friday morning providing partial access to the first floor for quiet study space and printing.  Enjoy a hot beverage on us, too! #heretohelp #getyourstudyon @SNHUOnCampus.” Twitter, December 17, 2017, 10:11 p.m. https://twitter.com/SNHULibrary/status/942577908752805888.

 

Facebook

General Format:

10. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, “Message (up to 160 characters),” Facebook, Date, URL.

For Example:

10.  Shapiro Library @ SNHU, “Have you heard?! Service dogs are coming to the library THIS FRIDAY, December 15th, for finals stress relief! 12:30 - 2 pm in the fireplace area of the library And...they're Great Danes!” Facebook, December 11, 2017, https://www.facebook.com/ShapiroLibrary/posts/10155874451914089.

Shortened Note:

15. Shapiro Library @ SNHU, “Have you heard?!"

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

Shapiro Library @ SNHU. “Have you heard?! Service dogs are coming to the library THIS FRIDAY, December 15th, for finals stress relief! 12:30 - 2 pm in the fireplace area of the library And...they're Great Danes!” Facebook, December 11, 2017. https://www.facebook.com/ShapiroLibrary/posts/10155874451914089.

 

¹ If the website publisher is the same as the title only list one.  

² Websites and website content can be mentioned in-text only.  Use this format or see 14.207: Citing web pages and websites for more information. 

³ If the blog is a part of a larger publication, include the name of the larger publication.