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Citation Tools: Websites & Social Media

Web Pages (APA)

Web Pages (APA)

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Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year, month day of publication or "n.d." if it has no date). Webpage title. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxx 

Example:

Mortimer, G. (n.d.). The William Faulkner page. Retrieved from http://www.utep.edu/mortimer/faulkner/main

Web page with an organizational or group author:

Name of organization in full. (Year of publication). Title of work. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxx

Example:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Foodborne illnesses and germs. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/foodborne-germs.html

Web page with no known author:

Title of webpage. (2010). Retrieved Month day, year, from http://xxxxxxx

Example:

BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020 after Blue Planet II. (2018). Retrieved February 14, 2018, from http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43051153

Online Document (APA)

Online Document (APA)

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Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of work. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxx

Example:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (2014). Climate change 2014 synthesis report summary for policymakers [Evidence summary]. Retrieved from http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/AR5_SYR_FINAL_SPM.pdf

Social Media (APA)

Social Media (APA)

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Twitter

Author, A. A. or group name [Social media identity info]. (Year, month day). Name of the page or content or caption up to 40 words [Page type]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxx

Example:

Gates, B. [BillGates]. (2013, February 26). #Polio is 99% eradicated. Join me & @FCBarcelona as we work to finish the job and #EndPolio. VIDEO: http://b-gat.es/X75Lvy [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/306195345845665792

In-text citation: (Gates, 2013).

Facebook Update, Individual Author

Gaiman, N. [Neil]. (2012, February 29). Please celebrate Leap Year Day in the traditional manner by taking a writer out for dinner. It's been four years since many authors had a good dinner. We are waiting. Many of us have our forks or chopsticks at the [Facebook status update]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/neilgaiman/posts/10150574185041016

In-text citation: (Gaiman, 2012).

Facebook Update, Group Author

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (2016, June 25). We may use our Mars Curiosity rover to image potential water sites. Ever since it was announced that there may be evidence of liquid water on present-day Mars, our scientists have wondered how best to further investigate these long, seasonally [Facebook status update]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/NASA/posts/10154202277901772

In-text citation: (NASA, 2016)

Google Plus

Cornell University. (2012, October 11). Having a cup of coffee before closing your eyes is the most effective way to combat daytime drowsiness, according to research. Sounds counterintuitive, but it takes 20 minutes for the caffeine to get into your bloodstream. So if you take [Google+ post] Retrieved from https://plus.google.com/116871314286286422580/posts/NqCFGr4eveT

In-text citation: (Cornell University, 2012).

Company Profiles (APA)

Company Profile (APA)

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Database Provider. (year published). Title of profile. Retrieved date, from Database.

Example:

Gale Group. (2016). 3M. [company profile]. Retrieved October 2, 2017, from Business Insights: Global database.