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Chicago 17th edition footnotes and bibliography

Footnotes and Bibliography for the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition

Citing social media content

The School recommends that citations to social media be included in the footnotes and bibliography.

Chicago conversely says that citations to social media can usually be limited to the text. A note may be added if a more formal citation is needed. In rare cases, a bibliography entry may also be appropriate.

Private content, including direct messages, is considered a form of personal communication and should be cited as such.

Comments are cited in reference to the related post, in a shortened form if fully cited elsewhere.

Social media

Elements of citation

Author -- Text of the post up to 160 characters -- Name of the social media platform -- Date -- URL

Footnote

13. Caillan Davenport, "Happy New Year! Kick off 2018 with my new article @ConversationEDU Who was Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings?" Twitter, 1:35 p.m., 31 Dec 2017,  https://twitter.com/DrCDavenport/status/947582098956697601.

Bibliography

Davenport, Caillan. "Happy New Year! Kick off 2018 with my new article @ConversationEDU Who was Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings?" Twitter, 1:35 p.m., 31 Dec 2017,  https://twitter.com/DrCDavenport/status/947582098956697601.

Endnote reference type

Online multimedia 

Add date to "Year" field

To display the URL, edit the output style for Chicago 16.  To do this go to Edit Output Style, choose Chicago 16, then choose Bibliography and Templates.  Add ", URL|." to the Generic field.  Save a copy of the style.