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About Citing Books
For each type of source in this guide, the general form and specific examples will be provided for the Notes-Bibliography style options of Turabian.
This information and several of the examples were drawn from A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th Edition). Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.
For further information, please ask your instructor or refer to the Turabian manual.
Basic Web Page
When citing websites, try to include as much basic information as you can in order to identify and locate the source even if the URL changes or becomes obsolete (17.5). Only include access date when publication or modified date is not provided.
When using the Notes-Bibliography style, the website citation information is normally limited to the notes unless it is critical to your argument. If no author information is provided and a formal bibliography entry is desired, list the source under the title of the website or the name of the owner/sponsor (17.5).
Superscript Note Number. Author First Name/Initial Last Name, "Title of Article: Subtitle of Article," Title or Owner of the Site, Date of Publication. accessed Date of Access, URL.
Bibliographic Entry (necessary if citation is critical to your argument or frequently cited in your paper):
Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of Webpage." Title or Owner of the Site, Date of Publication. Accessed Date of Access. URL.
8 Susannah Brooks, "Longtime Library Director Reflects on a Career at the Crossroads," University of Wisconsin-Madison News, September 1, 2011, http://www.news.wisc.edu/19704.
8 Susannah Brooks, "Longtime Library Director Reflects on a Career at the Crossroads," University of Wisconsin-Madison News, accessed May 14, 2012, http://www.news.wisc.edu/19704.
Bibliographic Entry (if necessary):
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