Website: how to cite in Chicago Style – author-date (17th ed.)?

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General rules

For referencing a webpage of a website in compliance with Chicago Style – author-date (17th ed.), use the following template:

Author of the publication (or owner or sponsor of the website). Year. "Webpage Title." Website Title, publication date. URL.

For a publication (article) on a website that has no credited author, put the publication title at the beginning of the reference, before the year:

"Webpage Title." Year. Website Title, publication date. URL.

The date of access is given, if the date of publication is unknown.

If you wish referencing a book, a journal or a newspaper article, a dissertation, an archival document, etc. available online, use the form for the appropriate type of source instead of the website reference form on our homepage and fill in the fields 'DOI / URL' and 'Date accessed' to generate a correct reference.

Examples in a list of references

"Dissertation (thesis): How to cite in APA (7th ed.)?" 2020. Grafiati, 16 June 2020.

Bauer, Taylor. 2019. "The History of CD Projekt Red – Games and More." Comic Years, 18 August 2019.

The Royal National Theatre. n.d. "The History of the National Theatre." National Theatre. Accessed 28 December 2020.

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