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Citing and referencing: Websites/e-Book/Blog

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

Access Date Rules for Websites

The access date for a website is not required in Chicago style unless the website does not indicate a publication, revision or modification date. In such a case the access date should be included. Students may be required to include an access date in their assignments. If included, the date should precede the URL, separated by commas in a note and periods in a bibliography entry. For an example, view the Journals/Periodicals page for Chicago in this guide. An example exists under electronic journals.

Websites

Website

Websites are referred to in notes by exact title (where there is one), by the name of the sponsor or author, or by a descriptive phrase. For more information on referencing websites, see Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition, 14.244-5.

Rule for Notes

Note Number. "Title of Webpage" Name of Website, Date modified/accessed, URL.

Example of Note entry

1. "Clifton Hill Railway Project," ArchitectureAU.com, accessed August 13, 2012. http://architectureau.com/articles/clifton-hill-railway-project/.

Subsequent Note entry

5. ArchitectureAU, "Clifton Hill."

Rule for Bibliography "Title of webpage." Website name. Date modified/accessed date. URL.
Example of Bibliography "Clifton Hill Railway Project." ArchitectureAU.com. Acessed August 13, 2012. http://architectureau.com/articles/clifton-hill-railway-project/.

 

Electronic Book (E-book)

E-books are cited exactly as their print counterparts except with the addition of a media marker at the end, e.g. Kindle edition, PDF e-book, Microsoft Reader e-book, Palm e-book etc.

Rule for Notes

Note Number. Author's First and Last Names, Title of Book: Subtitle of Book (Place of Publication: Publisher's Name, Date of Publication), page number(s). Media marker.

Example of Note entry

1. Andres R. EdwardsThriving Beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society (Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2010) 34. Kindle eBook.

Subsequent Note entry

5. Edwards, Thriving Beyond Sustainability, 56.

Rule for Bibliography

Author's Last name, First name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher's Name, Date of Publication. Media marker.

Example of Bibliography entry

Edwards, Andres R.Thriving Beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2010. Kindle eBook.

 

Book consulted online

Books consulted online are cited exactly as their print counterparts except with the addition of a URL or DOI. 

Rule for Notes

Note Number. Author's First and Last Names, Title of Book: Subtitle of Book (Place of Publication: Publisher's Name, Date of Publication), page number(s). DOI or URL.

Note: The first footnote of a particular source includes all publication information, however subsequent footnotes are shortened

Example of Note entry

1. Alexander Meiklejohn, Free speech and its relation to self-government (New York, Harper & Brothers, 1948), 42. http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/UW/UW-idx?type=turn&entity=UW.MeikFreeSp.p0003&id=UW.MeikFreeSp&isize=M.

Subsequent Note entry

5. Meiklejohn, Free speech, 44.

Rule for Bibliography

Author's Last name, First name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher's Name, Date of Publication. DOI or URL.

Example of Bibliography entry

Meiklejohn, Alexander. Free speech and its relation to self-government. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948. http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/UW/UW-idx?type=turn&entity=UW.

 

Blog post


Rule for Notes

Note Number. Authors First Name and Last Name,Title of Blog, “Title of Blog Post,” (blog), Date posted, Date accessed, URL. 

Example of Note entry

1. Martin Earl,  Harriet, “What must be said,” (blog), posted April 10, 2012, accessed April 12, 2012, http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/04/what-must-be-said/.

Subsequent Note entry

7. Earl, “What must be said”.

Rule for Bibliography

Authors Last Name and First Name.Title of Blog. “Title of Blog Post,” (blog). Date posted, Date accessed, URL. 

Example of Bibliography entry

Martin Earl. Harriet. “What must be said,” (blog). Posted April 10, 2012. Accessed April 12, 2012. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/04/what-must-be-said/.