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How to Cite a Quote From a Blog According to MLA Format


As information becomes more and more available by way of technology, it is necessary to learn how to cite web publications like blog posts. The Seventh Edition of the Modern Language Association Handbook has all you need to learn how to cite a blog post.

In-Text Citation

Providing the in-text citation for a blog post can be a bit tricky, as there are no page numbers for in-text citation. Include as much information about the source in the sentence so that no citation is needed. If you must use a citation, only the author name should be in parentheses. The title of the post should be in quotation marks, while the name of the blog itself should be in italics.

Example: As Katrina of the famous Pugly Pixel (in italics) blog states in her post "How to Install and Use Font Awesome," "[o]ne of the great things about Font Awesome is the infinite scalability of the icons."

Works Cited

All electronic sources are considered Web Publications in MLA format. Therefore, when you include the publication medium in your works cited, list the medium as "Web."

Write the author's last name, a comma and first name, followed by the title of the posting in quotation marks, the Web site name in italics and the publisher and date of the post. Provide the medium of publication (web) followed by the date of access. If the author's name is not known, include a nick name or screen name; if both are known, place the author’s name in brackets. If the publisher of the site is unknown, use the abbreviation n.p.; if the date of publication is unknown, use the abbreviation n.d..

Example:

Katrina. "How to Install and Use Font Awesome." Pugly Pixel (in italics). Small Dreams Company LLC. n.d. Web. 15 May 2013.

About the Author

Gale Marie Thompson's work has been published in "Denver Quarterly," "Los Angeles Review" and "Best New Poets 2012." Thompson holds a BA in English and creative writing from the College of Charleston, a MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is working on a PhD at the University of Georgia.

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