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Chicago/Turabian Citation Style Guide: Citing Online Sources

This guide will help you cite the most common types of materials required in research papers and projects. - Guide by Eliza Selander. Direct comments to eselander@nvcc.edu.

Identifying Parts of the Citation

Not sure what each part of the citation represents? Hover over the area that you are unsure of, and a description will pop up as demonstrated below.

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eBooks

Coes, Donald V., Werner Baer, and Edmund Amann. 2011. Energy, Bio Fuels and Development: Comparing Brazil and the United

States. Routledge. Accessed June 27, 2006. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost).

 

Gronbach, Kenneth W. The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm. New York: AMACOM. Accessed May 22,

2009. http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com.

Magazine Articles (Online)

Hansen, Suzy. 2012. Hope in the Wreckage. New York Times Magazine, July 29. Accessed September 25, 2012.

    http://search.proquest.com/cv_790453/docview/1030965179/1396486EBA26CD3FC03/1?accountid=12902.


Interlandi, Jeneen, Ian Yarett, Johannah Comblatt, John Barry, and Steve Tuttle. 2010. For Haiti, No Relief in Sight. Newsweek,

November 15. Accessed September 25, 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login.aspx?direct=true&

db=a9h&AN=55092650&site=ehost-live

Journal Articles (Online)

Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. 2009. "Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network." American Journal of Sociology

   115: 405-50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi: 10.1086/599247.

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**Not all articles have a DOI. If no DOI is provided, simply omit it and end the citation with the date of access.

Newspaper Articles (Online)

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. 2010. Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote. New York Times, February 27.

Accessed February 28, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/us/politics/28health.html.

 

Mindlin, Alex. 2009. Snack Ads Spur Children to Eat More. New York Times, July 20, 3. Accessed September 11, 2012.

http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=43266677&site=ehost-live.

Webpages

Google. 2009. "Google Privacy Policy." Last modified March 11. http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.

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McDonald's Corporation. 2008. "McDonald's Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts." Accessed July 19. http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about

   /factsheets.html.

Encyclopedias (Online)

 "Salsa". 2014. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2014.  Accessed January 26, 2015. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/665833/salsa