How does Chicago style reference digital sources?

This is the second and final lesson about Referencing Sources in Chicago. To complete this course, read each lesson carefully and then unlock and complete our materials to check your understanding.   

– Review the concept of the Chicago style of referencing

– Study example footnotes and bibliographies for 14 digital source types in the Chicago style

– Use activity worksheets to check progress and understanding and to improve English proficiency

Lesson 2

In the first lesson of this course on referencing sources in Chicago, we explored the eleven most common printed source types and demonstrated how to cite them in Chicago footnotes and reference them in a Chicago bibliography. However, because many sources are found in online formats only today, this final lesson next deals with the fourteen digital sources that students will commonly reference. For any questions about referencing features or overcoming referencing challenges (like locating source details or forming references with absent or similar source details), don’t forget to refer to those short courses too.

(1) Books

  1. Authors’ names: John Dickinson | John Dickinson,
  2. Title of book: Guide to Academic Writing | Guide to academic writing
  3. Publication place: New York | (New York:
  4. Publisher name: Academic Publications | Academic Publications,
  5. Publication year: 2015 | 2015),
  6. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  7. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(2) Books with Authors and Editors

  1. Authors’ names: John Dickinson; Amy White | John Dickinson and Amy White,
  2. Title of book: Academic Vocabulary | Academic vocabulary,
  3. Editors’ names: Jason Dillon | ed. Jason Dillon
  4. Publication place: London | (London:
  5. Publisher name: Universal Print | Universal Print,
  6. Year of publication: 2020 | 2020),
  7. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  8. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(3) Books with Contributing Authors

  1. Authors’ names: Simon Smart | Simon Smart,
  2. Title of chapter: The Body Paragraph | “The body paragraph,”
  3. Title of book: Writing Academically | in Writing academically,
  4. Editors’ names: Jason Dillon | ed. Jason Dillon
  5. Publication place: Paris | (Paris:
  6. Publisher name: Reference Ltd. | Reference Ltd.,
  7. Publication year: 2020 | (2020),
  8. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  9. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(4) Books with Different Editions

  1. Authors’ names: John Dickinson | John Dickinson,
  2. Title of book: Guide to Academic Writing | Guide to academic writing,
  3. Edition: Third | 3rd edition
  4. Publication place: New York | (New York:
  5. Publisher name: Academic Publications | Academic Publications,
  6. Publication year: 2015 | 2015),
  7. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  8. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(5) Conference Proceedings

  1. Authors’ names: Yijing Zhang; Zilin Zhang | Yiijing Zhang and Zilin Zhang,
  2. Title of paper: Using English in the Classroom | “Using English in the classroom”
  3. Title of conference: 7th Conference on EAP | (paper presented at 7th EAP conference,
  4. Conference place: London, UK | London, UK,
  5. Conference date: 4th to 10th of April | April 4-10,
  6. Publication year: 2019 | 2019),
  7. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  8. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(6) Dissertations/Theses

  1. Authors’ names: Zilin Zhang | Zilin Zhang,
  2. Title of thesis: A corpus investigation of EAP | “A corpus investigation of EAP,”
  3. Type of submission: PhD Dissertation | (PhD thesis,
  4. Degree awarding body: University of Exeter | University of Exeter,
  5. Submission year: 2012 | 2012),
  6. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  7. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(7) Graphic Data

  1. Authors’ names: Laura Jones and Job Marley | Laura Jones and Job Marley
  2. Title of source: Helpful Statistics | Helpful statistics,
  3. Type of graphic: Bar Chart | bar chart
  4. Publication place: Lisbon, Portugal | (Lisbon:
  5. Publisher name: Graphic Print | Graphic Print,
  6. Publication year: 1996 | 1996),
  7. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  8. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(8) Government Publications

  1. Department name: UK Government | UK Government,
  2. Title of source: Average Life Expectancy 2015 | Average life expectancy 2015
  3. Publication place: London, England | (London:
  4. Publisher name: UK Government | UK Government,
  5. Publication year: 2018 | 2018),
  6. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  7. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(9) Journal Articles

  1. Authors’ names: John Smith | John Smith,
  2. Title of article: An Investigation into Academia | “An investigation into academia,”
  3. Title of journal: Academic Practices | Academic Practices
  4. Volume and issue: Volume 17; Issue 2 | 17, no. 2
  5. Publication year: 1999 | (1999):
  6. Page numbers: information page 10, article pages 4 to 14| 10,
  7. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  8. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(10) Magazine Articles

  1. Authors’ names: Jane Bloggs and Jack Frost | Jane Bloggs and Jack Frost,
  2. Title of article: Happy Students? | “Happy students,”
  3. Title of magazine: On Campus | On Campus,
  4. Publication date: October 10th 2001 | October 10,
  5. Publication year: 2001 | 2001,
  6. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  7. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(11) Newspaper Articles

  1. Authors’ names: Jack Frost | Jack Frost,
  2. Title of article: Is Harvard Selling Out? | “Is Harvard selling out?,”
  3. Title of newspaper: Campus Periodical | Campus Periodical,
  4. Publication date: 19th of October 2017 | October 19,
  5. Publication year: 2017 | 2017,
  6. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  7. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(12) Podcasts/Videocasts

  1. Authors’ names: Jim Cricket | Jim Cricket,
  2. Title of podcast/video: Fresher’s Week | Fresher’s week,
  3. Data type: YouTube Video | [YouTube video]
  4. Publication date: 1st of January 2000 | (January 1, 2000),
  5. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  6. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

(13) Social Networking Sites

  1. Authors’ names: Ziggy Stardust | Ziggy Stardust,
  2. Title of web page: Students and EAP | Students and EAP,
  3. Date and time of publication: 29th April 2019, 9.10am | April 29, 2019, 9.10 a.m.
  4. Web page URL: www.facebook.com | https://facebook.com.

(14) Web Pages

  1. Title of web page: Welcome to the Internet | “Welcome to the internet,”
  2. Authors names: David Gilmour and Roger Waters | David Gilmour and Roger Waters,
  3. Access date: 17th of December 2019 | accessed December 17, 2019.
  4. Web page URL: www.academicmarker.com | https://academicmarker.com.

Good work on getting to the end of this short course on referencing source in Chicago.

For more information, see the Chicago Manual of Style (https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html).

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Lesson 1 explores the topic: How are printed sources referenced in Chicago? Our Lesson 1 Worksheet (containing guidance, activities and answer keys) can be accessed here at the click of a button. 

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