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APA Guide

6th edition

Information you need - Social Media

To write a citation for social media you will need the following pieces of information:

Author's last name, First initial. (Year of publication, Month Day). Title of post [Format] (issue), page number. Retrieved from URL
Rampersad, T. (2005, June 8). Re: Traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions [Online forum comment]. Retrieved from World International Property Organization website: /weblog/theme_eight_how_can_cultural#comments


Laden, G. (2011, May 8). A history of childbirth and misconceptions about life expectancy [Blog post]. Retrieved from /2011/05/a_history_of_childbirth_and_mi.php


See APA Style Blog: How to Cite Social Media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and Google+)

(Author, Date)
(APA Style, 2011; Laden, 2011; Rampersad, 2005)