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Citation Tools: Citing Social Media

 

  APA MLA, 8th ed.
Blog Post Lastname, Firstinitial. (Year, Month, Date posted). Title of Blog Post. [Web Log Post]. Retrieved from URL 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." 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 [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. (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." Publishing Website, Day month year posted, URL.

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