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APA Referencing Guide 7th Edition: Blog Post

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 7th edition

Blog Post

Helpful Tip!

Include the title of the blog message post as well as the URL. You do not italicize the titles for items in online communities such as blogs, newsgroups, or forums. If the author’s name is not available, provide the screen name.

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):    (Author Surname OR Screen name, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):      (Author Surname OR Screen name, Year)


Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. OR Author screen name {as it appears on the blog}. (Year, Month Day {of post}). Title of a specific post. Site name (if needed). URL of a specific post


In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):   (Baker, 2009)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):     (Baker, 2009)


Baker, A. V. (2009, July 25). What is an electron?. Science.


General Format: 

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of post. Publisher. URL


Jenkins, I. (2020, May 26). Remote carboxylation of halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbons with carbon dioxide. DFG.

 Reference Source:  APA 7th Ed Manual Made Easy: Full concise Guide Simplified for Students). p64