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Writing and Citing: MLA 9th Edition: Social Media

MLA 9th Edition

Social Media

Twitter

Citation:

Twitter Handle (First Name Last Name if Known). "The entire tweet word-for-word." Twitter, Day Month Year of Tweet, Time of Tweet, URL.

Example:

@NPR. "Congress is on track to pass a short-term spending bill that will prevent a government shutdown tonight at midnight." Twitter, 30 Sep. 2021, 2:06 p.m., twitter.com/NPR/status/1443638386661675020.

Note: For tweets with no title (tweet that is an image or video), describe the tweet in your own words and omit the quotation marks.

 

Facebook

Citation:

Author Last Name, First Name or Account Name. Description of Post. Facebook, Day Month Year of Post, Time of Post, URL. 

Example:

State College of Florida Libraries. Banned Books Week Censorship Numbers. Facebook, 29 Sep. 2021, www.facebook.com/SCFlibraries/posts/10159242069929627.

 

Instagram

Citation:

Username. "Caption of picture (do not include trailing hashtags)." Instagram, Date and Time, URL.

Example:

@scflibraries. "As we say goodbye to September, we also honor National Hispanic Heritage Month." Instagram, 28 Sep. 2021, www.instagram.com/p/CUYaUGwg0an/?utm_medium=copy_link.

 

Tik Tok

Citation:

Username. "Caption of video (do not include trailing hashtags)." Tik Tok, Date and Time, URL.

Example:

@maricopalibrary. "We're here to help!" Tik Tok, 29 July 2021, vm.tiktok.com/ZMRvTXgGH/.

Twitter

Citation:

(Twitter Handle)

Example:

(@NPR)

 

Facebook

Citation:

(Author's Last Name or Account Name)

Example:

(State College of Florida Libraries)

 

Instagram

Citation:

(Username)

Example:

(@scflibraries)

 

Tik Tok

Citation:

(Username)

Example:

(@maricopalibrary)