I would like to use your blog in a paper for school, but I need the specific dat

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    Laura McNellisposted 6 years ago

    I would like to use your blog in a paper for school, but I need the specific date it was written.

    I would really appreciate your quick help with this, as my paper is on this exact idea.  But for APA standards I need a full date for the citation on blogs.  Thank you very much.

  2. StephanieBCrosby profile image85
    StephanieBCrosbyposted 6 years ago


    The only citation in APA that requires the full date, which is the date you accessed (retrieved) the source is if you are citing a Wiki, like something from Wikipedia. The date that follows the title is the date it was published. If you get no exact date, then you use "n.d." for "no date." The point being a blog does not require a retrieval date. If the title of the blog was "How to Grow Apples", your entry would look like:

    Perry, Z. (n.d.). How to grow apples [Web log post]. Retrieved from
         http://hubpages.com/howtogrowapples (with no hyperlink for the url)

    While hubs can be considered blogs, they can also be considered articles and essays available online. So, you can also use the following citation:

    Perry, Z. (n.d.). How to grow apples (the title would be in italics). Retrieved from
         http://hubpages.com/howtogrowapples (undo the hyperlink for the url)

    I hope this helps.

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    Laura McNellisposted 6 years ago

    Thank you Stephanie,
    I have a professor who does not accept (n.d.), so if I want to use this in my paper I need the date.  I actually use noodlebibs to format for me as well, which is one of the few this prof. allows us to use helps with the formatting as long as I have all the information.
    I really appreciate your answer and the time you took to answer my question!


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