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Turabian Citation Style Guide 9th Edition: B. Web Page No Author

This guide will help you cite sources in the Turabian/Chicago Style.

About Citing Websites

For each type of source in this guide, the general form and specific examples will be provided for both the Notes-Bibliography and the Author-Date style options of Turabian.

This information and several of the examples were drawn from A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations (8th edition). Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

For further information, please ask your instructor or refer to the Turabian manual.

Web Page No Author

When using the Notes-Bibliography style, if no author information is provided for a website and a formal bibliography entry is desired, list the source under the title of the website or the name of the owner/sponsor (p. 197).


For Author-Date style, a website citation can often be limited to a mention in the text ("As of July 27, 2012, Google's Privacy Policy as been update to include..."). However, if a formal citation is desired and no author information is provided, use the examples below (pp. 260-1).

General Format
 Notes-Bibliography Style (p. 197):
      Note Number. "Title of Article: Subtitle of Article," Title or Owner of the SiteDate of Publication. accessed Date of Access, URL.
      Bibliographic Entry (necessary if citation is critical to your argument or frequently cited in your paper):
      8. "Privacy Policy," Google Privacy Center, last modified October 3, 2010, accessed Mar 3, 2011,
     Bibliographic Entry (if necessary):
General Format
Author-Date Style (pp. 260-1)
      Parenthetical Citation:
      (Title or Owner of Website Year)
      Reference List Entry:
      Parenthetical Entry:

      (McDonald's Corportation 2011)

      Reference List Entry:

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