Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2017     Views: 781

Citing a website in Chicago style requires you to include much of the same information you would including in citing a print resource like author(s)/editor(s), title of website, publisher information, etc. This information can be difficult to find on a website so you may have to look around  a bit to find the information. Chicago style also requires that you include the date you accessed the website and/or publication date (if available), and the website's URL.

General format 

Footnote/Endnote:

1. Firstname Lastname, “Title of Web Page,” Publishing Organization or Name of Website, publication date and/or access date if available, URL.

Bibliographical Entry (don't forget to indent second and subsequent lines):

Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Web Page.” Publishing Organization or Name of Website. Publication date and/or access date if available. URL.

Web Page, Author

1. Kathie Nunley, "The Caffeine Craze of Youth," Layered Curriculum, accessed July 28, 2008. http://help4teachers.com/caffeine.htm.

Nunley, Kathie. "The Caffeine Craze of Youth," Layered Curriculum, accessed July 28, 2008. http://help4teachers.com/caffeine.htm.

Web Page, Group Author

3. United Nations Platform for Action Committee, “Globalization and Clothes,” Women and the Economy, last modified March 2011, http://unpac.ca/economy/g_clothes.html.

United Nations Platform for Action Committee, “Globalization and Clothes,” Women and the Economy, last modified March 2011, http://unpac.ca/economy/g_clothes.html.

Web Page, No Author

8. “Illinois Governor Wants to 'Fumigate' State's Government,” CNN.com, last modified January 30, 2009, http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/30/illinois.governor.quinn/.

"Illinois Governor Wants to 'Fumigate' State's Government.” CNN.com. Last modified  January 30, 2009. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/30/illinois.governor.quinn/.

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing websites in Chicago style.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to a website in your class assignments and projects.

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