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Citation Styles Playbook

The purpose of this playbook is to help you cite the sources used in your academic research.

Author-Date Format: Citing Web sites

Chicago Citation Style for Websites: Author-Date Format:
Web site

**A citation to website content can often be limited to a mention in the text (“As of July 19, 2008, the McDonald’s Corporation listed on its website . . .”). If a more formal citation is desired, it may be styled as in the examples below. Because such content is subject to change, include an access date or, if available, a date that the site was last modified. In the absence of a date of publication, use the access date or last-modified date as the basis of the citation.

NOTE: (Web site author Year)
  • (Google 2009)
  • (McDonald's 2008)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Web site author. Year. "Title of Web site." Publication date/Last modified date. OR Accessed date. URL.
  • Google. 2009. “Google Privacy Policy.” Last modified March 11.
  • McDonald’s Corporation. 2008. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.” Accessed July 19.