How to cite a Reddit post in Chicago
To cite a Reddit post in a reference entry in Chicago style 17th edition include the following elements:
- Author(s) of the post: Give the name and, user handle in parenthesis.
- Text of the Reddit post: Add the first sentence or the most important words to describe the post.
- Date of posting: Give the month, day and year of publication.
- 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:
."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. http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/9ihsdp/fantastic_view_from_google_earth/.
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. http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/a4hwq8/how_are_you_supposed_to_cite_a_reddit_post_in_apa/.