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APA Citation Guide, 7th edition: Blog post

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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 (7th ed.).

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Blog Post (p. 320)

Tip!
 
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)
 
      References:
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. Title of blog. URL of specific post
 
             NOTE: If it is a reply or comment made to the original post, use the comment title or the first twenty words of the comment as the title of the post, followed by [Comment on the post "Title of post"].
  
Example
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Klymkowsky, 2019)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Klymkowsky, 2019, para. 8)
 
      References:
Klymkowsky, M. (2019, September 4). Avoiding unrecognized racist implications arising from teaching genetics. bioliteracy. https://bioliteracy.blog/2019/09/04/avoiding-unrecognized-racist-implications-arising-from-teaching-genetics/

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