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Referencing a website in Chicago or Turabian format

In Chicago format, website citations are often left out of the bibliography and are instead mentioned in a note or within the text. If your instructor would like a formal citation, use the explanation below.

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), page title, website title, web address, and date accessed. For an article written by two or more authors, list them in order as they appear in the newspaper. If there's no author listed, begin your citation with the name of the website. The article title is followed by the name of the magazine, which is italicized. Place a comma after the magazine name.

The full page title, which is followed by a period, should be placed within quotation marks. Place the period within the quotation marks. Then include the website title, followed by a period. If the website title is not available, use the website's owner's name.

Last Name, First Name. “Page Title.” Website Title. Web Address (retrieved Date Accessed).

For informal websites (such as a personal home page or fan sites), or websites without formal titles, use descriptive phrases in your citation in place of page or website titles.

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