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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Blog Post

Helpful Tips!

Helpful Tip!

Question Mark Beanie Where can I find the date of a Web page?

Examples of Webpages

Usually the date is available at the bottom of the Web page.  It may state last updatedlast modified or last reviewed.

Hint!

If there is no date available then use (n.d.) for no date.

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. Site name (if needed). 
    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.
Science. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007
    /01/the_unfortunate_prerequisites.php