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Chicago Citation Guide 17th Edition

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

Basic Website

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the Chicago 17th Edition manual.

Basic Website (pp. 844-8)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Author First Name Surname, "Title of Page," Title or Owner of Site, date last modified or accessed, URL.

Shortened Note:
2. Author Surname, "Title of Page."

Bibliography:
Author Surname, First Name. "Title of Page." Title or Owner of Site. Date last modified or accessed. URL.

Examples

Full Note:
1. K. A. Johnson and J. A. Becker, "The Whole Brain Atlas," Harvard University Medical School, accessed April 29, 2011, http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/. 

Shortened Note:
2. Johnson and Becker, "The Whole Brain Atlas."

Bibliography:
Johnson, K. A., and J. A. Becker. "The Whole Brain Atlas." Harvard University Medical School. Accessed April 29, 2011.  http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/.

Tip: If there is no author, use the title or owner of the website, and move it to the author position.

Government Publication from a Website

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the Chicago 17th Edition manual.

Government Publication from a Website (pp. 875-84)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Name of Government Body/Division, Publication Title, (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), URL.

Concise Note:
2. Name of Government Body/Division, Publication Title.

Bibliography:
Name of Government Body/Division. Publication Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. URL.

Examples

Full Note:
1. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Distinct Brain Activity in Hoarders, (Bethesda, MD: Office of Communications and Public Liaison, 2012), https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/distinct-brain-activity-hoarders.

Concise Note:
2. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of HealthDistinct Brain Activity in Hoarders.

Bibliography:
 Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of HealthDistinct Brain Activity in Hoarders. Bethesda, MD: Office of Communications and Public Liaison, 2012. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/distinct-brain-activity-hoarders.

Canadian Government Publication from a Website

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the Chicago 17th Edition manual.

Canadian Government Publication from a Website (pp. 885-6, 875-6)

General Format

Full Note:
1. Canada, Name of Government Body/Division, Publication Title, (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year), URL.

Concise Note:
2. Canada, Name of Government Body/Division, Publication Title.

Bibliography:
Canada. Name of Government Body/Division. Publication Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. URL.

Examples

Full Note:
1. Canada, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Report, (Ottawa: Canada Communication Group Publishing, 1996), http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ch/rcap/sg/sgmm_e.html.

Concise Note:
2. Canada, Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Report.

Bibliography:
Canada. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Report. Ottawa: Canada Communication Group Publishing, 1996. http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ch/rcap/sg/sgmm_e.html.