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Answered By: Sara Stambaugh, Digital Services Librarian
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2016     Views: 16790

Using APA in discussion posts is very similar to using APA in a paper. And it helps to think of your discussion post as a short APA paper without a cover page.

You need to cite your sources in your discussion post both in-text and in a references section. If you need help forming in-text citations, check out our in-text citation page on the APA guide here: Your references section will come at the end of your discussion post, and may look something like this:

Note: There is not currently a way to create a hanging indent if your reference goes on more than one line. Your instructor should be aware of this limitation. 

For information about how to write a really good discussion post, see our answer here:

For a video about writing a good discussion post, see: