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APA 6th Edition: Blog post

Utica College Library Guide to APA Citation Style

About Citing Web Sites

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

In-Text Citation - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote or paraphrase.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.).

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Blog Post (p. 215)

Reference list:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. OR Author screen name {as it appears on the blog}. (Year, Month Day {of post}). Title of specific post [Web log post]. Retrieved from URL of specific post

NOTE: If it is the original blog post, use [Web log post].  If it is a reply or comment made to the original post, use [Web log comment].


Example:

MiddleKid. (2007, January 22). Re: The unfortunate prerequisites and consequences of partitioning your mind [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/01/the_unfortunate_prerequisites.php

 

In-Text Citation:
      (Author Surname OR Screen name, Year)
 
Example:
      (MiddleKid, 2007)

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