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How to Cite Sources in Turabian 9th ed. and Format Papers: Website

by Steve Jung, rev./exp. 05/24 by Sharon Ralston

Some Basics

Identify the following elements:

  • author
  • title of the page (in roman type, enclosed in quotation marks)
  • title, or description, of the site
  • the owner or sponsor or the site (if not the same as the title)
  • and a publication or revision date
  • URL

Turabian 9th ed - 17.5.1-17.5.4

Reference Page

Dyer, John. "Reader." Bible Web App. Copyright 2022. 

First Citation (footnote)

16 John Dyer, "Reader," Bible Web App. Copyright 2022. 

Other Citations (footnote)

23 Dyer, "Reader."

Comments about Websites

Evaluation of sources is a huge part of learning to do research. Just because something appears in print does not mean it is true. This is very true in regards to websites. Unlike academic books and journals, websites are not reviewed and are rarely checked for accuracy. Websites can be created by anyone with internet access. Therefore, it is important that you evaluate what you are looking at. It only takes a few extra minutes, but use an evaluation sheet for each website you use, unless it was recommended or required by your instructor.