Include the author's name, the thread's title, the name of the forum, group, or site, the date and time the post was made, and a URL. Email addresses should not be included. If the post was made on a private forum, it should be considered a personal communication. Only include information that would help others identify the source.
Here is an example: "John Doe wrote on The Group Forum: Good job today everyone! @GroupName www.groupname.com."
All email addresses should be treated as confidential documents and only used to communicate with the individuals at these addresses. Do not publish them without first removing any identifying information such as names or phone numbers.
Social media posts can be cited in articles or presentations if all required information is provided. This includes the author, a description of the post, the date and time it was made, and a link to the post.
Include the author of the post, the date, the name of the discussion thread, and the course URL when mentioning a discussion post in your reference list. Your in-text citation would be in the following format: (Smattering, 2014).
You should keep the following details in mind when citing a blog post:
Last name of the author, first name "Title of Blog Post." Blog title (blog), date, and post link. Blog posts are considered unpublished works so they don't have an ISBN number.
Alternatively, if you're writing for publication, your editor should be able to provide you with the appropriate citation guidelines.
To reference a blog post in MLA 9, use the following format: "Title of Post," Author's Last Name, Author's First Name The date and URL of the blog post's publication. Name of a column or sector (if applicable).
There is no author for this online newsletter article.
At the conclusion of your paraphrased paragraph or sentence, provide the author's name in parenthesis. If no author is given, as is common on many websites, reference the article title. If there is no article title, include the URL of the website. For example: "One must be aware that cooking oils are not nutrients; they contain high levels of saturated fat which can lead to cardiovascular disease (www.health.harvard.edu)."
It is acceptable to use quotes around references if they are part of the original text.
References should be cited in full with the author's last name and year published alongside each reference.
If citing from an online source, it is necessary to give credit by including the source's title along with the web page address.
This is known as bibliographic citation. The process of giving credit to sources by including their names along with their publication details is called bibliography writing. This practice helps others check the accuracy of your work and allows them to follow up any relevant articles or books later. It also indicates to other writers that some studies have been done on your topic and provides them with information about where to find these studies.
In general, references fall into one of three categories: primary, secondary, and tertiary.
Primary references are those that confirm facts found in other sources.
Simply include the following in your reference, whether you're mentioning a photo, a video, a profile page, or a highlight: