Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017 Views: 9
A weblog—or blog—is a category of website that has evolved to include dated entries and dated comments.
Citing a blog post
Per the MLA Handbook 8th edition: “Comments posted on web pages are usually dated. If an article, a comment, or other source on the Web includes a time when the post was last modified, include the time along with the date.” Also, "A blog network may be considered the publisher of the blog.”
General format for an individual blog post:
Author (Last name, First initial.) “Article Title or Individual Page.” Blog Title. Name of the Publisher. Date (Month, Day, Year) published. Web. Year Accessed. URL
White, Lori. “The Newest Fad in People Helping People: Little Free Pantries.” Upworthy, Cloud Tiger Media, 3 Aug. 2016. www.upworthy.com/the-newest-fad-in-people-helping-people-little-free-pantries?g=2&c=hpstream.
- MLA Guide (Shapiro Library)
- Documenting Sources - MLA (SHNU)
- MLA (2009 Ed.) Research Paper Basics (Atomic Learning - log in using your SNHU email username and password)
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- Where can I find the MLA style handbook?
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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a blog in your class assignments and projects.
University of Chicago. (2010). The Chicago Manual of Style. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
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