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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 9th Edition): Social Media

Social Media

Tweets
Works Cited List Citation

Twitter Account Name [@username]. "Text of Tweet." Twitter, Day Month Year of Tweet, URL.

Note: You can shorten a long Tweet by listing only the first few words followed by an ellipsis (...).

Note: If the author's account name is similar to their username, you can exclude the [@username] element from the citation.


Examples:

Hubble. "#MayThe4thBeWithYou! Hubble captured this view of a celestial 'lightsaber' that’s called HH 24..." Twitter, 4 May 2021, twitter.com/NASAHubble/status/1389581790868905991.

Lee, Min Jin [@minjinlee11]. "I will never be ashamed of being hated for my race. This shame belongs to the racist. It is not my shame." Twitter, 17 Mar. 2021, twitter.com/minjinlee11/status/1372038596463624192.

In-Text Citation

(Twitter Name)

 

Examples: 

(Hubble)

(Lee)

Instagram Posts
Works Cited List Citation

Instagram Account Name [@username]. Description of post. Instagram, Day Month Year of Post, URL.

Note: If the author's account name is similar to their username, you can exclude the [@username] element from the citation.


Examples:

Kaur, Rupi. Video of Rupi Kaur poem reading. Instagram, 30 Apr. 2021, www.instagram.com/p/COTCyVaADQe/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link.

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. Photo of 1999 NTT DOCOMO emojis and 2016 iOS emojis. Instagram, 17 Feb. 2021, www.instagram.com/p/CLaTInaB50k/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link.

In-Text Citation

(Account Name)

 

Examples: 

(Kaur)

(MoMA The Museum of Modern Art)

TikTok Videos
Works Cited List Citation

TikTok Account Name [@username]. "Text of TikTok." TikTok, Day Month Year Posted, URL.

Note: You can shorten long text by listing only the first few words followed by an ellipsis (...).

Note: If the author's account name is similar to their username, you can exclude the [@username] element from the citation.


Examples:

Saturday Night Live [@nbcsnl]. "Ok but for real what is an NFT." TikTok, 29 Mar. 2021, https://www.tiktok.com/@nbcsnl/video/6945222679502785797.

Washington Post. "In its latest software updates, Apple is forcing apps to first ask before collecting personal information on your phone or tablet." TikTok, 30 Apr. 2021, https://www.tiktok.com/@washingtonpost/video/6956987818140830982.

In-Text Citation

(Account Name)

 

Examples:

(Saturday Night Live)

(Washington Post)

Facebook Posts
Works Cited List Citation

Facebook Account Name [@username]. "Text of post or Title of Video." Facebook, Day Month Year of Post, URL.

Note: You can shorten long text by listing only the first few words followed by an ellipsis (...).

Note: If the author's account name is similar to their username, you can exclude the [@username] element from the citation.


Examples:

Cho, Seong-Jin. "The Unkown Mozart: World Premiere by Seong-Jin Cho." Facebook, 27 Jan. 2021, www.facebook.com/100044536921960/videos/828765901006444.

Internet Archive. "At the Internet Archive, this is how we digitize a book..." Facebook, 6 Feb. 2021, www.facebook.com/internetnetarchive/videos/252387973129402/.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name or Account Name)

 

Examples: 

(Cho)

(Internet Archive)

LinkedIn Posts
Works Cited List Citation

Last Name, First Name or Group Name. "Text of post." LinkedIn, Day Month Year of Post, URL.

Note: You can shorten long text by listing only the first few words followed by an ellipsis (...).


Example:

Statistics Canada. "Using data from the Canadian #Housing Statistics Program, our latest article shows that first-time home buyers in #BritishColumbia had higher incomes than repeat buyers..." LinkedIn, 22 Sept. 2021, www.linkedin.com/posts/statcan_housing-britishcolumbia-novascotia-activity-6846187529159380992-kbKh.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name or Group Name)

 

Examples: 

(Statistics Canada)

LinkedIn Profile
Works Cited List Citation

Last Name, First Name or Group Name. "Profile Title" LinkedIn, Year, URL.


Example:

O'Brien, Conan. "Conan O'Brien." LinkedIn, 2021, www.linkedin.com/in/conanobrien.

In-Text Citation

(Last Name or Group Name)

 

Examples: 

(O'Brien)

Online Forum / Discussion Board Post
Works Cited List Citation

Username or Last Name, First Name. "Title of Post." Name of Online Forum, Day Month Year of Comment, Time of Comment if given, URL.


Example:

Informatica6. "[OC] Google Year in Search 2020 Top Search Terms." Reddit, 15 Dec. 2020, 02:55:54, www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/kdhjpn/oc_google_year_in_search_2020_top_search_terms/.

In-Text Citation

(Username or Last Name)

Example: (Informatica6)

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