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Citing Art, Music, Images, & Social Media: Social Media

This LibGuide aims to support anyone working to cite more than a book.

Facebook, tweets, & other social media header

MLA 8

Blog Post

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. “Title of Post.” Blog Name, Publisher (only include this information if it is different from the name of the blog site), Date blog post was published, Link to post (omit http:// or https://).

Twitter

@Username. "Full text of tweet." Twitter, Day month year posted, time posted, URL.

Facebook

Last name, First name [or username or page name]. "first several words of a facebook post..." Facebook, Day month year posted, time posted [if available], URL.

YouTube

Last name, First name [or single username]. "Title of YouTube Video." Publishing Website, Day month year posted, URL.

For more detail, see the MLA guide for videos on websites.

Instagram

Last name, First name [or single username]. (handle). "First several words of Instagram post (if any)..." Instagram, Day month year posted, URL.

APA Style

Blog Post

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Year, Month Day post was published). Title of post. [Blog post]. Retrieved from Link to Post

Twitter

@handle. (Year, month day posted). Full text of tweet. [Twitter post]. Retrieved from URL

Facebook

Last name, First name. (Year, month day posted). First several words of Facebook post... [Facebook update]. Retrieved from URL

YouTube

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. (Year, month day posted). Title of YouTube Video. [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

Instagram

Instagram handle. (Year, month day posted). First several words of Instagram post (if any)... [Instagram post]. Retrieved from URL​

Chicago

Blog Post

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of Blog Post.” Title of Blog (blog), Date, Link to post.

Twitter

Last name, First name [or single username]. Twitter post. Month day, year (time posted). URL.

Facebook

Last name, First name. Facebook post. Month day, year posted. URL

YouTube

Last name, First name [or single username]. "Title of YouTube Video." YouTube video, length of video, Month day, year posted. URL.

Instagram

Last name, First name [or single username]. Instagram post. Month day, year posted. URL.