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Citation Tools: Websites & Social Media

Web Pages (APA)

Web Pages (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year, month day of publication or "n.d." if it has no date). Webpage title. URL

Example:

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

Web page with an organizational or group author:

Name of organization in full. (Year, month day of publication or "n.d." if it has no date). Title of work. Website Name. URL

Example:

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

*If the name of the website is the same as the organization or group author, omit it from the end of the citation.

Web page with no known author:

Title of webpage. (2010). URL

Example:

BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020 after Blue Planet II. (2018, February 13). http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43051153

Social Media (APA)

Social Media (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Author, A. A. or group name [@username]. (Year, month day). Content of the postup to the first 20 words [Description of any visuals] [Format]. Platform. URL of post

Twitter:

White, B. [@BettyMWhite]. (2018, June 21). I treasure every minute we spent together #koko [Image attached] [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/BettyMWhite/status/1009951892846227456

In-text citation: (White, 2018).

Facebook Post:

Gaiman, N. (2018, March 22). 100,000+ Rohingya refugees could be at serious risk during Bangladesh's monsoon season. My fellow UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett is [Image attached] [Status update]. Facebook. http://bit.ly/2JQxPAD

In-text citation: (Gaiman, 2012).

*This format can be used for Tumblr, Linkedin, or any other text-based social media. For Instagram or other visual media, use [photograph] or [video] in place of the format.