Q. How would I cite information from an online forum?


Here's how to cite an online forum (according to the Purdue Online Writing Lab):

Online Forum

  • Include the title of the message, and the URL of the newsgroup.
  • Note that titles for items in online communities (blogs, newsgroups, forums) are not italicized.
  • If the author's name is not available, provide the screen name.
  • Place identifiers like post or message numbers, if available, in brackets.
  • Provide the URL where the message is archived (Message posted to..., archived at...).


Frook, B. D. (2019, July 23). New inventions in the cyberworld of toylandia [Msg 25]. Message posted to website address.

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