Guide: How to cite a Website in Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (note) style
Use the following template to cite a website using the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (note) citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.
Key:Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (note) style.
Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.
Template:Author Surname, Author Forename. 'Title', Year Published. http://Website URL.
Example:Wikipedia,. 'Amplitude Modulation', 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amplitude_modulation.
Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.
TemplateAuthor Surname, 'Title'.
ExampleAmplitude modulation Wikipedia, 'Amplitude Modulation'.
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Cite A Website in Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (note) style
Book, one author:
Berry, Wendell.The Gift of Good Land. San Francisco: Northpoint, 1981.
Book, two to three authors:
Lynd, Robert and Helen Lynd. Middletown: A Study in American Culture. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1929.
Book, four or more authors:
Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd, James Leloudis, Robert Korstad, Mary Murphy, Lu Ann Jones, and Christopher B. Daly.Like a Family: The Making of a
Southern Cotton Mill World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.
- Unlike in the footnote or endnote, all author names are written in the bibliography.
Book with editor:
Del Castillo, Adelaida R., ed. Between Borders: Essays on Mexicana/Chicana History. Encino, CA: Floricanto, 1990.
Chapter in a book:
Higdon Beech, Mary. "The Domestic Realm in the Lives of Hindu Women in Calcutta." In Separate Worlds: Studies of Purdah in South Asia,
edited by Hanna Papanek and Gail Minault, 110-38. Delhi, India: Chanakya, 1982.
- When citing an individual chapter (including instances when you cite a direct quote from the chapter), put the page numbers of the whole chapter after the book title or editor.
E-books downloaded from library or bookseller:
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics, 2007. Kindle edition.
E-books consulted online:
Elliot Antokoletz, Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartók (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.001.0001.
E-books on CD-ROM:
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003), CD-ROM, 1.4.
E-books of freely available older works:
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (New York, 1855), 22, http://www.whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1855/whole.html.