How do I cite Community Commons?

Thank you so much for citing Community Commons as a resource!  We are frequently asked:

  • Do I need to cite The Commons?
  • How do you cite The Commons?
  • What is the citation for The Commons?
  • Are there other citations for The Commons?
  • How is The Commons cited?
  • Recommendations for citing data in community commons

Do I need to cite The Commons? 

Yes, please. When using maps, data images, downloaded data, or shared images, please attribute The Commons as well as the original source, when applicable. Thank you so much for taking the time.

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How to Cite Community Commons (APA Format)

Community Commons. (2019, Mar 5). Retrieved from

Note: We update the website monthly (on the fifth i.e. Jan 5, Feb 5), so feel free to put the most recent month and year in the citation.

How to Cite a Blog Post with Author (APA Format)

Author Last Name, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title [Type of blog post]. Retrieved from URL.


Waner, A. (2017, Dec 27). We Are Here: Amanda Toole on Legal Aid and the Effects of Eviction [Web log post]. Retrieved May 4, 2018, from

Note: Sometimes a blog post is "shared by" someone and the true author's name is listed in the first paragraph.

How to Cite in MLA, AMA, IEEE 

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