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*Cite and Analyze Business Information: Blogs, Forums, Podcasts, Video Logs

Citing and Analyzing Information tools for business students.

Blogs, Discussion Forums, & Newsgroups

For information retrieved from blogs (referred to as weblogs), discussion forums, newsgroups weblog posts or weblog comment:

Basic Citation Format:

Author, A.A. (year, month day). Title of posted item [description of form]. Retrieved from URL.

NOTE: 

  • Do not italicize title
  • if no author name, use screen name, if no screen name, use the title
  • blog is referred to as a weblog 
  • try to use a permanent link (aka permalink), if available


Citation Example of Online forum comment:

Losing_hair (2010, October 19). Re: How do I get more traffic on my website?
[online forum comment]. Retrieved from http://smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com/thread/28586?tstart=0.

Intext citation: (Losing_hair, 2010)

Citation Example of Weblog (blog) post:

Ritholtz, B. (2010, October 20). Darwin's law of maladaptive corporate behavior (or, why bailouts are nearly always a terrible idea) [weblog post]. Retrieved from http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/10/darwins-corporate-survival.

Intext citation:  (Ritholtz, 2010)

Citation Example of Weblog (blog) comment:

Cherub96. (2010, October 20). Re: Darwin's law of maladaptive corporate behavior (or, why bailouts are nearly always a terrible idea) [weblog comment]. Retrieved from http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/10/darwins-corporate-survival

Intext citation:  (Cherub96, 2010)

Podcasts & Video Logs

Use format below to cite information retrieved from podcasts and video logs:

Producer, A. (Producer). (year, month day). Title [Audio podcast or Video File]. Retrieved from URL.

  • If the producer is not specified, use the show name (i.e. Money, Markets & More), or if not a show, use the host name/screen name
  • Try to use a permanent/persistent link (aka permalink), if available

Citation Example of Podcast using the host's name:

Magrid, L. (2010, July 21). Flipboard CEO on his iPad 'social magazine (podcast)' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://news.cnet.com/8301-30977_3-20011281-10347072.html.

Intext citation:  (Magrid, 2010)

Citation Example of Video Log using the screen name:

Moneyandmarkets. (2010, October 22). Money and markets-quantitative easing, part I [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3DIXS4SSmA.

Intext citation:  (Moneyandmarkets, 2010)

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