Chicago 17th B

Blog post

Author Surname, First Name(s). Year. “Title of Blog Post.” Title of Blog in Italics, Month Day, Year. URL.


Reference list example

Huberman, Ben. 2016. “Live from Paris: David Lebovitz on Food, France, and Writing.” Discover (blog), March 3, 2016. https://discover.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/david-lebovitz-food-france-writing/.

Sentance, Nathan M. 2019. “Anniversaries Need to be Uncomfortable.” Archival Decolonist (blog), November 6, 2019. https://archivaldecolonist.com/2019/11/06/anniversaries-need-to-be-uncomfortable/.


(Huberman 2016).

OR

Huberman (2016) argues that …


If quoting

According to Huberman (2016, para. 3) most people are “not doing traditional French cuisine.”

In the blog, the writer wrote about “not doing the traditional French cuisine” (Huberman, 2016, para. 3).

Note: When quoting, if there is no page number, use the paragraph number instead.

  • Add the word (blog) if the title of the blog does not contain the word ‘Blog’
  • If the author’s name is not available, use the username
  • Comments are not included in the reference list, but should be cited within the text itself e.g.

A comment posted about the Library’s closing message (2015) from the Curtin Library Blog on May 2, 2015 suggested that …

Facebook

Author Surname, First Name(s) (Screen Name). Year. “First sentence of the post.” Facebook, Month Day, Year. URL.


Reference list example

Obama, Barack (@barackobama). 2018. “During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and play lists.” Facebook, January 1, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/barackobama/posts/10155532677446749.


(Obama 2018).

OR

As posted by Obama (2018) …


If quoting

…“songs that got me moving” (Obama 2018, para.1).

In a Facebook post, Obama (2018, para. 1) wrote on the “songs that got me moving.”

Note: When quoting, if there is no page number, use the paragraph number instead.

  • Follow the style of capitalisation used in the post, rather than the headline-style capitalisation required for titles in other reference types
  • Repeat the year with the month and day in the reference list
  • Comments are not included in the reference list, but should be cited within the text itself e.g.

Stephanie Lopez replied to President Obama’s Facebook post thanking him for his leadership as the President (January 1, 2018, comment on Obama 2018).

Instagram

Author Surname, First Name(s) (Screen Name). Year. “First sentence of the post.” Instagram photo, Month Day, Year. URL.


Reference list examples

Curtin University Library. 2019. “Happy Halloween.” Instagram photo, October 31, 2019. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4RCOF-D2TD/2019.

Souza, Pete (@petesouza). 2018. “A loving touch.” Instagram photo, February 8, 2018. https://www.instagram.com/p/Be8MsHcl8DP/.


(Souza 2018).

OR

As posted by Souza (2018) …

  • Follow the style of capitalisation used in the post, rather than the headline-style capitalisation required for titles in other reference types
  • Repeat the year with the month and day in the reference list
  • Comments are not included in the reference list, but should be cited within the text itself e.g.:

Comments on the post suggested that a majority of followers longed for a return to more respectful, politcally-stable times (February 8, 2018, comment on Souza 2018).

Twitter

Author Surname, First Name(s) (Screen Name). Year. “Text of the Tweet.” Twitter, Month Day, Year, Time, URL.


Reference list example

Hayman-Reber, Madeline (@MadelineHayman). 2021. “Thanks to all the deadly mob around the country who contributed to this special weather map that @NareldaJacobs10 and I put together.” Twitter, July 4, 2021, 5.33 p.m. https://twitter.com/MadelineHayman/status/1411619224720601090.

Jackman, Hugh (@RealHughJackman). 2015. “At the dentist…This is BEFORE I found out I was having a tooth pulled photo!” Twitter, November 12, 2015, 5:42 a.m. https://twitter.com/RealHughJackman/status/664800426961870849.


(Jackman 2015).

OR

As posted by Jackman (2015) …

  • Use the text of the tweet in place of the title and quote as much as the first 160 characters, including spaces
  • Follow the style of capitalisation used in the post, rather than the headline-style capitalisation required for titles in other reference types
  • Comments are not included in the reference list but cited within the text, in reference to the related post, e.g.:

Simon Zerafa replied: “Hope you’re feeling better soon :-)” (Nov 12, 2015, comment on Jackman 2015).