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How to Cite

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You are welcome to share, clip and reblog excerpts and you must give credit where credit is due.  This applies to anything appearing here–images, blog posts, comments, even tweets.  If you’d like to reblog essays in their entirety, please reach out to me for permission first (Note:  I will almost always allow it).

I often share material created by others.  If you discover and would like to clip/share material that was created by someone else, a simple “hat tip” (or “H/T”) to either me or this blog will suffice, but please make sure to reach out to the original owner to find out what permissions you might need to share their work.  And, in all things, acknowledge the original creator or author in your clip, excerpt, or share.

If you are using material found here in a scholarly work, refer to your favorite citation guide.  Almost all of them have instructions for how to cite blogs and websites.  To help you along, I’ve posted a few examples below:

From CHICAGO/Turabian:

Blog posts and comments are usually left out of the bibliography but you should “cite in running text (“In a comment posted to The Becker-Posner Blog on February 23, 2010, . . .”)” or more formally in a note:

1. Jessica Marie Johnson, Month Day, Year of Post (H:MM p.m.), comment on Jessica Marie Johnson, “Post Title,” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, Month Day, Year of Post, URL.
2. Jessica Marie Johnson, “Post Title,” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, Month Day, Year of Post, URL.
3. Johnson, comment on Johnson, “Post Title.”
In a bibliography:
Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog.



Johnson, Jessica Marie, “Title of individual blog entry.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. DD MM YYYY. Web. Date accessed (URL).



Diaspora Hypertext. (YYYY, MM DD). Title of Post [Blog post]. URL.

If you have questions, ask BEFORE you hit ‘Publish!’  And don’t hesitate to contact me.


  1. […] A Note on Sharing:  You are more than welcome to download, share, and revise any and all teaching materials posted at but please give full and public credit to me and provide a link back to this site.  For more information,see Brian Croxall‘s discussion at Profhacker on giving credit where credit is due and my page at Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog on how to cite. […]

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