Turabian Style Bibliography Website Reference

Guide: How to cite a Website in Turabian 8th edition (full note) style

Use the following template to cite a website using the Turabian 8th edition (full note) citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Turabian 8th edition (full note) style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Forename. 'Title'. Last modified Year Published. Accessed October 10, 2013. http://Website URL.


Dylan Ratigan,. 'Study Examines Link Between Poverty, Mental Illness'. Last modified 2011. Accessed June 11, 2014. http://www.dylanratigan.com/2011/01/12/study-examines-link-between-poverty-mental-illness/.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


Author Forename Author Surname, 'Title', last modified Year Published, accessed October 10, 2013, http://Website-Url.


“both directly and indirectly.” “Poverty presents risk factors that may exacerbate mental illness,” Dylan Ratigan, 'Study Examines Link Between Poverty, Mental Illness', last modified 2011, accessed June 11, 2014, http://www.dylanratigan.com/2011/01/12/study-examines-link-between-poverty-mental-illness/.

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Citing a general website article

Note:Website citations are often left out of the bibliography and are instead mentioned in a note or within the text. If your instructor would like a formal citation, use the format below. Include a URL and a publication date or date of last revision; if either of those dates cannot be found, include an accessed date. 

Note:Capitalization rules depend on the website you are citing. Titles of websites are generally set in roman without quotation marks and capitalized in title case. In a small departure from the 16th edition, CMOS 17 specifies that if the website has a print counterpart (such as the websites for newspapers and other publications), then it should be in italics. If it does not, then it should be treated normally. See the examples below:

The website of the Washington Post = Washington Post 
Wikipedia’s entry on the American Revolution Wikipedia


Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Website Title. Month Date, Year of publication. Publication/Updated Month Date, Year OR Accessed Month Date, Year of access. URL.


Note: If there is a “Last modified on” date, include that if the publication date cannot be found.


Limer, Eric. “Heck Yes! The First Free Wireless Plan is Finally Here.” Gizmodo. October 1, 2013. http://gizmodo.com/heck-yes-the-first-free-wireless-plan-is-finally-here-1429566597

Shevchenko, Olga. “Remembering Life in the Soviet Union, One Family Photo at a Time.” The New York Times. December 27, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/opinion/sunday/-soviet-union-one-photos.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&moduleDetail=inside-nyt-region-1&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region

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