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APA 6th Edition Citation Style

Blog Post

Citation Elements in Order:  
1.  Author: piper87
2.  Publication date: May 18, 2010
3.  Message (thread) title: Questions About Cellphones and Brain Tumors
4.  Message type: Web log comment
5.  URL:


Document Example:

blog post


Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

  • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
  • Include the title of the message and the URL where the message can be retrieved.
  • Include the exact date of the posting.
  • If the author’s name is not provided, use the screen name.
  • Note that titles for items in online communities are considered unpublished works and are not italicized.

piper87. (2010, May 18). Re: Questions about cellphones and brain tumors [Web log comment]. Retrieved from

  • Note that the above example is a comment on an original blog posted earlier that same day.
  • If citing the original blogger's post, use the following format:

Parker-Pope, T. (2010, May 18).  Questions about cellphones and brain tumors [Web log post]. Retrieved from

In-Text Citations:

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name (in this case, screen name) and date of publication.

(piper87, 2010)

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

piper87 (2010) calls for investigation into fumes from new cellphones as a possible link.