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APA Citation Guide, 6th edition: Blog post

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:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

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

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)

Include the title of the blog message post as well as the URL. You do not italicize the titles for items in online communities such as blogs, newsgroups or forum. If the author’s name is not available, provide the screen name.
General Format 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname OR Screen name, Year)
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname OR Screen name, Year)
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].
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (MiddleKid, 2007)
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (MiddleKid, 2007)
MiddleKid. (2007, January 22). Re: The unfortunate prerequisites and consequences of partitioning your mind [Web log comment]. Retrieved from prerequisites.php

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