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Citation & Format Guide: Web Content

Website Content

Website with known author and date

Footnote Format

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

Footnote

#. Richard G. Heck, Jr., “About the Philosophical Gourmet Report” last modified August 5, 2016. http://rgheck.frege.org/philosophy/aboutpgr.php

Bibliography

Heck, Jr., Richard G. “About the Philosophical Gourmet Report” last modified August 5, 2016.

       http://rgheck.frege.org/philosophy/aboutpgr.php


For more coverage of how to cite web content see CMOS 14.205, 14.206, 14.207, 14.208.

Website content with unknown author

#.  "Privacy Policy," Google Policies & Principles, last modified July 27, 2012, accessed January 3, 2013, http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Shortened Footnote

#. Google, "Privacy Policy."

Bibliography

Google. “Privacy Policy.” Privacy & Terms. Last modified April 17, 2017. https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.


For more coverage of how to cite web content see CMOS 14.20514.20614.20714.208.

Online Multimedia (e.g. Podcast)

  #. Firstname Lastname of Performer, Writer or Creator, Title of Text, indication of format/medium, running time, publication date, URL.

Footnote

Katie Bouman, “How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole,” filmed November 2016 at TEDxBeaconStreet, Brookline, MA, video, 12:51, https://www.ted.com/talks/katie_bouman_what_does_a_black_hole_look_like.

Shortened footnote

#.  Bouman, “Black Hole.”

Bibliography

Bouman, Katie. “How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole.” Filmed November 2016 at TEDxBeaconStreet, Brookline, MA. Video, 12:51. https://www.ted.com/talks/katie_bouman_what_does_a_black_hole_look_like.

Footnote

 1. Sean Cole and Ira Glass, “622: Who You Gonna Call?,” August 4, 2017, in This American Life, produced by WBEZ, podcast, MP3 audio,1:00:27, accessed October 31, 2017, https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/622/who-you-gonna-call.

Bibliography

Cole, Sean and Ira Glass. “622: Who You Gonna Call?.” Produced by WBEZ. This American Life.August 4, 2017. Podcast, MP3 audio,1:00:27. accessed October 31, 2017. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/622/who-you-gonna-call.


For more coverage of how to cite web content see CMOS 14.20514.20614.20714.208.

Blog

Blogs are cited like newspaper articles and are generally not included in the bibliography unless you cite the blog frequently.

Footnote

J. Robert Lennon, “How Do You Revise?,” Ward Six (blog), September 16, 2010 (8:39 a.m.), http://wardsix.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-do-you-revise.html.

 

Blog comments

If you discuss a blog comment, you can cite it in the text in reference to the related blog post. The footnote format for a blog comment would include: the name of the commenter, the date of the comment, followed by the shortened form of the related blog post.

Jim, February 16, 2017, comment on Germano, “Futurist Shock,” http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/02/15/futurist-shock/#comment-3158909472.


For more coverage of how to cite web content see CMOS 14.20514.20614.20714.208.