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Chicago Manual of Style: Citing Web pages and Blogs

This guide provides basic information on the citation formats used in the Chicago Manual of Style. More detailed information is available in the print copies of the Chicago Manual of Style as referenced on the Home page of this LibGuide.

Introduction

Most of the time, an entire Web site won't be given a bibliography entry, but will be dealt with in the text of the paper. Instead, individual pages, documents, or blog posts will be cited.

Basic Web Page Citation

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

    1. "Title" or description of page, Author of the content, Owner or sponsor of the site, Date created or last modified, URL.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Author of the content. Title or description of page. Owner or sponsor of the site. Date created or last modified. URL.

 

NOTE: If there isn't a date of creation or last modification, substitute a date of access.

NOTE: If the web content is the online version of a published document, it should be cited similarly to the published document.

Example Web Page Citation

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

    33. "Principles of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution," Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2005. http://research.history.org/pf/.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. "Principles of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution." 2005. http://research.history.org/pf/.