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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Social Media

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 7th edition.

About Citing Sources

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the APA Manual (7th ed.).

General

This section will cover formatting various Social Media posts as APA citations.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter/Instagram

 

For more examples and information, consult the following publications:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.)

Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2020

Locations: Main Reference Collection 1st Floor (1 copy); Book Stacks (5 copies)

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