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APA Citation Style, Seventh Edition: Blog or Forum Posts

Sections 10.1, 10.15

General Format: Blog Post 
 
       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. (Year, Month Day). Title of blog post. Name of Blog. https://URL of post
 
Example: Blog Post 
  
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Lee, 2019)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Lee, 2019)
      
      References:
Lee, C. (2019, October 31). Welcome, singular "they." APA Style Blog. https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/singular-they

 

 

General Format: Forum Post 

 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Profile Name, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Profile Name, Year)
 
      References:
Author surname, First Initial. OR Group Name. (Date). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Description]. Site Name. https://URL of post OR Retrieved Month Day, Year from https://URL of profile
                     
Example: Forum Post 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Lowry, 2015)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Lowry, 2015)
 
      References
Lowry, L. [Lois-Lowry]. (2015, June 18). Hi reddit! I am Lois Lowry, author of The Giver - AMA! [Online forum post]. Reddit. https://bit.ly/2CoiOTq