Chicago/Turabian Basics (Download the Printer Friendly PDF)
When citing sources from the Internet, try adding as much of the following in the same sequence:
2. Title of work (quotes)
3. Title of overall website
4. Date of electronic publication
5. Date accessed
Sources Published Directly Online
Sources published directly online have no in print originals, and therefore, it is important to include information that will help the reader identify the source on their own. Chicago/Turabian requires you to include the URL and the date published (electronically in this case).
Citing an article from an online only resource
Citing an entire website with no identifiable electronic publication date
Note that newspaper and magazines articles published directly online still follow many of the rules of their in-print counterparts. This includes italicizing the newspaper or magazine title.
Citing an article from an online only news source
Citing an article from an online newspaper
Some online only sources have publication information unique to its source type, such as online only journals (volume & issue information). Follow the journal format and add the URL.
Citing an online only journal
Sources Published Indirectly Online
As opposed to some sources published by a website (direct), other sources may be originally in print, or in another medium, and found online. Cite these sources as you would in their original form, and then add the URL. Only include the date accessed if there is no publication date.
Citing a book originally in print found online
Citing a newsletter found online with no page information
Citing a video found online
Citing a painting viewed online
Citing a musical recording listened to online, with no discernible manufacturer or date
Citing a digital image found on Google images
Sources found in online databases typically have been published elsewhere. Include as much as the original publication information as possible, and then add the stable URL or database name if URL is not stable. Only include the date accessed if date published is not available.
Citing an originally in print journal article found in a database