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Citation Tools: Citing Social Media

 

  APA MLA, 7th ed. MLA, 8th ed.
Blog Post Lastname, Firstinitial. (Year, Month, Date posted). Title of Blog Post. [Web Log Post]. Retrieved from URL Lastname, Firstname. “Title of Blog Post.” Blog Title. Publisher. Date posted. Web. Date Accessed. Last name, First Name. "Tile of Source." Title of Blog, Publisher, Date of Publication, <URL>. Date Accessed.
Email Email is cited in text only and not included in the references list. To cite in text, use this format: (personal communication, Month, Date, Year). Lastname, Firstname. “Subject of Email.” Message to Recipient’s Name. Date of Message. Email. Lastname, Firstname. "Subject of Email." Received by Recipient, Day, Month, Year.
Facebook Post Lastname, Firstname. (Year, month day posted). First several words of Facebook post... [Facebook update]. Retrieved from URL Lastname, Firstname. "First several words of Facebook post..." Day month year posted, time posted. Facebook. Lastname, Firstname [or username or page name]. "First several words of a Facebook post..." Facebook, Day month year posted, time posted [if available], URL.
Tweet @handle. (Year, Month Day Posted). Full text of tweet. [Twitter post]. Retrieved from URL @handle. Full text of tweet. Day Month Year posted, time posted. Tweet. @handle. (Year, Month Day Posted). Full text of tweet. [Twitter post]. Retrieved from URL
YouTube Video Lastname, Firstname (or username). (Year, month day posted). Title of YouTube Video. [Video file]. Retrieved from URL Lastname, Firstname (or username). "Title of YouTube Video." Online video. Day month year posted. YouTube Lastname, Firstname (or username). "Title of YouTube Video." Publishing Website, Day month year posted, URL.

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