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APA Citation Style, Seventh Edition: Social Media Posts

Section 10.15

In General:
  • ​Only cite original content from social media. If you used social media to discover a source (e.g., you followed a link to a blog) you do not have to indicate that you found the link on social media.
  • If citing a profile, use "n.d." to indicate no date or a range of dates.
 
General Format
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Profile Name, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Profile Name, Year)
 
      References:
Author surname, First Initial. OR Group Name [@username{if applicable}]. (Year, Month Day). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Description]. Site Name. https://URL of post OR Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://URL of profile
  
Example: Tweet 
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
       (University of Lethbridge Library, 2019)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (University of Lethbridge Library, 2019)
 
        References:
University of Lethbridge Library [@ulethlibrary]. (2019, November 6). Today from 1-4 and tomorrow from 9 to noon we'll have the ozobots, makey-makeys, raspberry pi and the [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/ulethlibrary/status/1192095352427552770
 
Example: Facebook Page 
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
       (City of Lethbridge- City Hall, n.d.)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (City of Lethbridge- City Hall, n.d.)
 
        References:
City of Lethbridge- City Hall. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved November 6, 2019, from https://www.facebook.com/cityoflethbridge/
 
Example: Instagram Highlight 
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
       (University of Lethbridge, n.d.)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (University of Lethbridge, n.d.)
 
        References:
University of Lethbridge [@ulethbridge]. (n.d.). #uleth2019 [Highlight]. Instagram. Retrieved November 6, 2019, from https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18070119331022235/