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Chicago Style

A quick overview of how to use the Chicago Style and examples of note and in-text citations and references for a variety of different sources.

Examples of Notes and References for Social Media

Note: Formatting of multiple authors follows the same format as books. For electronic versions of books and articles (journals, magazines, and newspapers) see the respective section for that format.

Note

1. Anders Hansen. “The Most Important Thing We Can Do for Our Brain? Exercise!” Brain Blogger (blog), October 24, 2017, http://brainblogger.com/2017/10/24/the-most-important-thing-we-can-do-for-our-brain-exercise/.

Reference

Hansen, Anders. “The Most Important Thing We Can Do for Our Brain? Exercise!” Brain Blogger (blog), October 24, 2017. http://brainblogger.com/2017/10/24/the-most-important-thing-we-can-do-for-our-brain-exercise/.

Note

1. “Why Gardening Can Help You Live Longer and Be Healthier,” Wellness Mama (blog), March 12, 2018, https://wellnessmama.com/5437/gardeners-live-longer/.

Reference

“Why Gardening Can Help You Live Longer and Be Healthier.” Wellness Mama (blog), March 12, 2018. https://wellnessmama.com/5437/gardeners-live-longer/.

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1. Lara Wernet, Want a Little Kiss?, October 30, 2012, photograph, October 30, 2012, Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/farbenflut/8148446518/.

Reference

Wernet, Lara. Want a Little Kiss? October 30, 2012. Photograph. Flicker, https://www.flickr.com/photos/farbenflut/8148446518/.

Note: These are not included in the Bibliography and only included in the Notes.

Note

1. Jane Smith, email message to author, April 23, 2017.

Note

1. Beyoncé, “#LEMONADE the Visual Album Available Now!,” Facebook update, April 25, 2016, https://www.facebook.com/beyonce/photos/a.252225550600.296474.28940545600/10156956506310601/?type=3.

Reference

Beyoncé. “#LEMONADE the Visual Album Available Now!” Facebook update, April 25, 2016. https://www.facebook.com/beyonce/photos/a.252225550600.296474.28940545600/10156956506310601/?type=3.

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1. ISUtube1857, Celebration of President Bowman’s Legacy at Illinois State University, Online Video (Normal, Illinois, 2012), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_vNPD1rhFY&feature=youtu.be.

Reference

ISUtube1857. Celebration of President Bowman’s Legacy at Illinois State University. Online Video. Normal, Illinois, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_vNPD1rhFY&feature=youtu.be.

Note

1. Bob Mondello, Fall Movies: Corsets, Crises, Comedies And Cranks, All Things Considered, accessed March 15, 2018, https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94117753.

Reference

Mondello, Bob. Fall Movies: Corsets, Crises, Comedies And Cranks. All Things Considered. Accessed March 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94117753.

Note

1. Anthony Lacques, “Ben Franklin Tech,” Television series episode, Modern Marvels (New York: A&E Television Networks, May 25, 2006), https://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/season-12/episode-13.

Reference

Lacques, Anthony. “Ben Franklin Tech.” Television series episode. Modern Marvels. New York: A&E Television Networks, May 25, 2006. https://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/season-12/episode-13.

Note

1. MediaShift (@MeidaShiftOrg), “How Will Facebook’s Algorithm Changes Impact Your Newsroom? https://T.Co/Gch0mPJMnV,” Twitter, July 12, 2016 3:35 a.m., https://twitter.com/MediaShiftOrg/status/752813655247519744.

Reference

MediaShift. “How Will Facebook’s Algorithm Changes Impact Your Newsroom? https://T.Co/Gch0mPJMnV.” Twitter, July 12, 2016. https://twitter.com/MediaShiftOrg/status/752813655247519744.

Note

1. Rachel Hatch, “The Renegades of BioMath,” News - Illinois State, May 22, 2014, https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2014/05/renegades-biomath/.

Reference

Hatch, R. (2014, May 22). The renegades of BioMath. Retrieved from http://stories.illinoisstate.edu/university/media-relations/report/renegades-biomath/

Note

1. Casey Moran, “7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead to 365 Days of Happiness,” Lifehack, accessed March 14, 2018, https://www.lifehack.org/346064/7-mindfulness-habits-that-lead-365-days-happiness.

Reference

Moran, Casey. “7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead to 365 Days of Happiness.” Lifehack. Accessed March 14, 2018. https://www.lifehack.org/346064/7-mindfulness-habits-that-lead-365-days-happiness.

Note

1. “Battle Bird,” Illinois State University Athletics, accessed March 15, 2018, http://goredbirds.com/sports/2014/4/16/his_trad_battle_bird.aspx.

Reference

“Battle Bird.” Illinois State University Athletics. Accessed March 15, 2018. http://goredbirds.com/sports/2014/4/16/his_trad_battle_bird.aspx.