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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: Blog post

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

Blog Post

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. URL of specific post

Example

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(MiddleKid, 2007)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(MiddleKid, 2007)

 References:

MiddleKid. (2007, January 22). Re: The unfortunate prerequisites and consequences of partitioning your mind. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/01/the_unfortunate_prerequisites.php

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