How Cite a Mobile App in Chicago/Turabian

Mobile apps are among the most popular ways students connect with each other and digest information. With more mobile writing tools available now than ever before, students are turning to apps to help them complete their work. Below are some tips on how to cite mobile apps in Chicago/Turabian.

Structure:

*Rights holder. “App Title.” Title of Website with App, Version number (Year Published or Updated). Download URL (accessed on date).

*Note that the rights holder may be an individual but is often a group or company, and that the date reflects the year the version you used was released, even though previous versions may have been released in different years. An easy way to find the rights holder is to look for the copyright symbol (©).

The rights holder is the person or group that owns the right to distribute the app itself; most often this is the “seller.” The author is the person who built the app or maintains it over time.  Unless the individual author is clearly available, citing the rights holder is preferred.

Example:

Thomson Reuters Corporation. “Reuters.” Apple App Store, Vers. 3.2.1 (2017). https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reuters/id602660809?mt=8 (accessed on 8 May 2017).