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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2021     Views: 5

APA 7th edition:

The newest APA style manual says blog posts should be cited the same as journal articles, and the name of the blog should be put in italics: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples/blog-post-references

Here is an example citing a post from the APA's Style Blog:

Lee, C. (2021, March 8). “I found it online”: Citing online works in APA Style. APA Style       Blog. https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/citing-online-works 


MLA 8th edition:

MLA's 8th edition emphasizes the MLA template of core elements more than having samples of all types of references. Using the general MLA concepts for citing electronic sources & websites, the Purdue OWL gives guidance for citing a listserv, discussion group, or blog posting near the bottom of this webpage: 
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_ guide/mla_works_cited_electronic_sources.html

Here is an example of a blog entry following that guidance:

Ramsey, Franchesca. “MTV Decoded: 3 Hollywood Myths About Policing.” Franchesca Ramsey Blog, 4 Aug. 2020, www.franchesca.net/mtv-decoded-3-hollywood-myths-about-policing/. Accessed 16 March 2021.


For more information about citing, check the CAS Writing & Citing LibGuide.

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