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APA Citation Style 6th Edition: D. Blog Post

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About Citing

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) -entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) -entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from theAPA Manual (6th ed.).

Blog Post (p. 215)

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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