How to cite a Reddit post in Chicago

Chicago style Reddit post citation

To cite a Reddit post in a reference entry in Chicago style 17th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the post: Give the name and, user handle in parenthesis.
  2. Text of the Reddit post: Add the first sentence or the most important words to describe the post.
  3. Date of posting: Give the month, day and year of publication.
  4. URL: Give the full URL from the direct source. Include http:// or https://.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a Reddit post in Chicago style 17th edition:

Author(s) of the post. "Text of the Reddit post." Reddit, Date of posting. URL.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the Chicago style guidelines in action:


A Reddit post from an unknown user

HiinXCVIII. "Fantastic view from google earth." Reddit, September 24, 2018.

An unknown user's question on Reddit

SoulK007. "How are you supposed to cite a reddit post in APA or MLA?." Reddit, December 9, 2018.

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