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How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats

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Innes, Karen, @karenmareeinnes: Great little poster – How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats http://t.co/pJhU0QqVvM via @wordpressdotcom. Posted 11/4/13, Viewed 6pm AET, Tweet.


Well, it’s official, you can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as an important source of information for scholarly work. Of course, it warrants a discussion with students about when to cite tweets. For example, citing a person’s opinion in a paper is important, but citing a person’s tweet as a factual basis for an argument doesn’t hold up nearly as well!

Check out the citation formats below, and feel free to download, share and copy this graphic:


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Author: Sandra England

Learning & Teaching Coordinator F-12 at Gilson College, an Adventist Schools Victoria school. Twitter: @GCLandT or @sandy_e

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