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APA Format & Citation 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 [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
 
       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 [Web log comment]. Retrieved from
            http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/01/the_unfortunate_prerequisites.php

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