The list below contains examples of references formatted as web resources.
The Chicago Manual of Style chapter numbers are included so that more information can be located easily in either the print or online manual. Use the numbers as a reference for the relevant sections in the print volume, or link straight through to the Chicago Manual of Style Online from this guide.
Include the title/description of the page, the author of the content (if any), the owner or sponsor of the site, and a URL.
"Titles of websites are generally set in roman without quotation marks. ... Titled sections or [web]pages within a website should be placed in quotation marks." If the website title is not obvious, use either the entity responsible for the site (eg Microsoft), or the main part of the URL (eg Microsoft.com).
"Specific titles of blogs—which are analogous to periodicals—should be set in italics; titles of blog entries (analogous to articles in a periodical) should be in quotation marks."
"If a site ceases to exist before publication, or if the information cited is modified or deleted, such information should be included in the text or note." (See Webpage with no author example)
Include a publication date, or date of revision or modification for the website/page. If one cannot be found, include the date you last accessed the site. - see below...
"An access date—that is, the self-reported date on which an author consulted a source—is of limited value: previous versions will often be unavailable to readers; authors typically consult a source any number of times over the course of days or months; and the accuracy of such dates, once recorded, cannot readily be verified by editors or publishers. Chicago does not therefore require access dates in its published citations of electronic sources unless no date of publication or revision can be determined from the source (see 14.8). ...[though] ... [s]tudents are typically required to include access dates for citations of online sources in their papers."
"In a printed work, if a URL or DOI has to be broken at the end of a line, the break should be made