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Commentated Bibliography For Websites

Blog – A website with regular (and sometimes opinionated) posts that allows commentary and discussion from readers.


Cite a Blog Post

Structure:

Last, First M. “Article Title.” Blog Post Type.* Website/Blog Title. Website Publisher, Date Month Year Published. Web. Date. Month. Year Accessed.

*Blog post type refers to what type of content you are using. Is it a standard blog on a website, an audio blog (podcast) or a vlog (video blog)?

Note: MLA7 does not require the URL/link in a website citation. However, some instructors still ask for it – double-check if your instructor requires it.

 

Date accessed: This is the day that the article was found and read.

Example:

Cohen, Micah. “Retirements Contributing to Largest Senate Turnover in Decades.” Web blog post. FiveThirtyEight. The New York Times Company, 28 Mar. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2013.


APA: Website

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How to Cite an Website in APA

Structure:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Retrieved from URL

Example:

Satalkar, B. (2010, July 15). Water aerobics. Retrieved from http://www.buzzle.com

Cain, K. (2012, June 29). The Negative effects of Facebook on communication. Social Media Today RSS. Retrieved from http://socialmediatoday.com

How to Cite a Blog Post in APA

Structure:

Last, F. M. (Year Month Date Published). Article title [Type of blog post]. Retrieved from URL.

Example:

Schonfeld, E. (2010, May 3). Google throws $38.8 million to the wind [Web log post]. Retrieved May 4, 2010, from http://techcrunch.com

China, The American Press, and the State Department [Web log post]. (2013, January 3). Retrieved from Schonfeld, E. (2010, May 3). Google throws $38.8 million to the wind [Web log post]. Retrieved May 4, 2010, from http://techcrunch.com

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Website in APA format.

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