Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017 Views: 8835
A weblog—or blog—is a category of website that has evolved to include dated entries and dated comments.
Per the APA Style blog: “First, if you want to mention the blog as a whole, just include a mention of it in parentheses in your text, just as you would for mentioning the entire website.”
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Citing a Blog Post
Per the APA Style blog: “When you’re quoting or paraphrasing part of a blog post, you should create a reference to that specific post. The elements are who (person or company), when (year, month, day), what (title of blog post), and where (‘Retrieved from” and URL).”
For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):
Mathis, T. (2015, August 12). What is human systems integration? [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.apabooks.org/2015/08/12/what-is-human-systems-integraton/
*Note per the APA Style blog: ”The name of the blog itself is not part of the reference, although it’s often evident from the URL.”
Per the APA Style blog: “As with other APA Style references, the in-text citations will match the author name(s) and the year.”
Mathis (2015) stated that human integration….
- APA guide (Shapiro Library)
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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.
McAdoo, T. (2016). How to cite a blog post in APA style [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/04/how-to-cite-a-blog-post-in-apa-style.html
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