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The following information for citing weblog posts has been based on the 'About citing electronic material: bulletin boards, UseNet groups and email lists' in Snooks and Co. (rev.) 2002, Style manual for authors, editors and printers, 6th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Milton, Qld, pp. 231.

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

Melissa (2008) states that…


…was found (Melissa 2008).

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author of post <Author details> Date of posting, 'Title of posting', Description of posting, Name of list owner, Date of viewing. URL

Reference list example

Melissa <> 2008, 'Students' use of weblogs for research', weblog post, 24 January, University of Melbourne Library, viewed 2 February.

Style notes for this reference type

  • Use angle brackets to contain the web address to eliminate confusion with other punctuation.
  • Post titles are contained within single quotation marks and are not italicised. Use minimal capitalisation - capitalise only the first word of the post title and any proper nouns.
  • There is no comma or full stop between the author and date of posting. Commas are used to separate all other elements. The reference entry finishes with a full-stop.
  • A web address can be given directly in the text, enclosed in angle brackets. An entry in the reference list is not required in this case, for example: Details are available from the Modern Language Association's web site <>.

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