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Citation Tools: Websites & Social Media

Titles for websites, blogs, social media

Examples

  1. the website for the University of Chicago; the “Alumni & Friends” page
  2. the website of the New York Times; the New York Times online
  3. The Chicago Manual of Style Online; “Chicago Style Q&A”
  4. Wikipedia; Wikipedia’s “Let It Be” entry; Wikipedia’s entry on the Beatles’ album Let It Be
  5. Google; Google Maps; the “Google Maps Help Center”
  6. Dot Earth (blog); “Can Future Global Warming Matter Today?,” by Andrew C. Revkin, posted August 23, 2016

Web pages and websites

Examples

  1. “Apps for Office Sample Pack,” Office Dev Center, Microsoft Corporation, updated October 20, 2015, https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/office/Apps-for-Office-code-d04762b7.
  2. “Privacy Policy,” Privacy & Terms, Google, last modified March 25, 2016, http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
  3. “Balkan Romani,” Endangered Languages, Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, accessed April 6, 2016, http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/5342.

Blog posts and blogs

Examples

  1. Deb Amlen, “One Who Gives a Hoot,” Wordplay (blog), New York Times, January 26, 2015, http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/one-who-gives-a-hoot/.
  2. William Germano, “Futurist Shock,” Lingua Franca (blog), Chronicle of Higher Education, February 15, 2017, http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/02/15/futurist-shock/

* Blog comments can be cited in the text; if cited in a note, list the name of the commenter and the date of the comment, followed by information for the post

  1. Viv (Jerusalem, Isr.), January 27, 2015, comment on Amlen, “Hoot.”
  2. Jim, February 16, 2017, comment on Germano, “Futurist Shock,” http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/02/15/futurist-shock/#comment-3158909472.

Social media content

  1. Author of the post; real name of the person/group/institution followed by screen name (if any) in parentheses
  2. Quote the text of the post; if quote was used in the text, does not need to be repeated in the note
  3. Type of post - name of the social media platform and description (photo, video, etc.)
  4. Date including month, day, year
  5. URL of the resource

Example

  1. Junot Díaz, “Always surprises my students when I tell them that the ‘real’ medieval was more diverse than the fake ones most of us consume,” Facebook, February 24, 2016, https://www.facebook.com/junotdiaz.writer/posts/972495572815454.
  2. Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien), “In honor of Earth Day, I’m recycling my tweets,” Twitter, April 22, 2015, 11:10 a.m., https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status/590940792967016448.
  3. Chicago Manual of Style, “Is the world ready for singular they? We thought so back in 1993,” Facebook, April 17, 2015, https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoManual/posts/10152906193679151.