APA In-Text and Reference Citations for Discussion Board Posts

In-Text Citations             

Parenthetical

Signal Phrase

Quotation                                                                                     (Sullivan, 2011, para. 3)                                              Sullivan (2011) said, “Discussion boards are a great place for online students to learn from one another because so much professional and personal experience is shared” (para. 3).                                               

Paraphrase 

(Sullivan, 2011) Sullivan (2011) believes when students share their diverse experiences on discussion boards, peer-to-peer learning is the result.
 

Reference citation for a discussion board post

Author, A. A. (year of publication, Month day). Re: Title of the discussion post [Online forum comment]. Retrieved from URL where discussion board resides. 

Sullivan, M. (2011). Re: Knowledge in the online classroom. Retrieved from http://www.purdueglobal.edu/cm220/unit3