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How to Cite a Website Using Turabian Footnotes

Cite your resources the correct way every time. Follow these tips to create a Turabian-style footnote for your web-based information.


  • Step 1: List the page's author Start the footnote by listing the page's author, if one is credited. Then add a comma.
  • Step 2: List the page's title Follow by listing the page's title in quotation marks and then add another comma.
  • TIP: Find the title within the page or by looking at the bar that runs across the top of your web browser.
  • Step 3: List the organization in charge of the web site List the corporation or organization that is in charge of managing the website and follow that with a period.
  • Step 4: List the web address List the complete web address for the page you are citing.
  • Step 5: List date accessed in parentheses In parentheses, list the word "accessed" and the date that you retrieved the website.
  • Step 6: Finish the footnote with a period Finish the footnote with a period. And feel confident that your teacher or anyone else has all the information needed to trace your resources.
  • FACT: In 1962, J.C.R. Licklider wrote memos describing an Intergalactic Network where anyone, anywhere could access information at any time. This idea helped spawn the creation of the internet.

You Will Need

  • Author
  • Title
  • Site manager
  • Web address
  • Date

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