Guide: How to cite a Email in Chicago style

Guide: How to cite a Email in Chicago style

Cite A Email in Chicago style

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Use the following template to cite a email using the Chicago citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Chicago style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Forename. Letter. Year Published. 'Title'. Email.


Wild, Madeleine. LetterEmily Mullen to . 2014. 'Your Family'. Email.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname Year Published)


Interviewer- "How many people do you have in your family?" 
Emily- "6, including myself"
Interviewer- "What are their names?"
Emily- Dad (Phil), Mum (Catherine), Sister (Lauren), Brothers (Damien and Chris)"
Interviewer- "Do you have any pets?"
Emily- "Yes, I have 2 dogs" (Wild 2014)

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