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APA 7th Edition Citation Guide

Learn how to format essays and cite your sources using APA 7th Edition Guidelines.

Facebook Post

Note: Include the first 20 words of a post as the title.  Include two elements in brackets: (1) Indicate non-textual elements like audio-visual content, re-tweets, links to other content, polls or etc. in brackets after the title.  For example: [Image attached], [Video attached], [Link attached], [Poll attached], or etc. (2) End with a second bracket designating the type of content being cited, for example: [Status update], [Infographic], or etc. 

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Uploader. (Year, Month Day). First 20 words of content [Description of non-textual content]. [Content type]. Facebook. URL

 

Saint Paul Public Library. (2019, December 20). Advocate for nixing library book late fees gives her take on what’s becoming a national trend" #FineFree​ [Thumbnail with link attached]. [Status Update]. Facebook. https://bit.ly/2EH9GdD

 

(Saint Paul Public Library, 2019, December 20)

 

Forum Post

 

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Uploader [@username]. (Year, month day).  First 20 words of post [Description of non-textual content]. Website. URL

onewhosleepsnot [u/onewhosleepsnot]. (2020, January 23). TIL the Senate Majority Leader in 1939 decried the Academy Award-winning Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, saying the movie [Link attached]. Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/essx3x/til_the_senate_majority_leader_in_1939_decried/

 

(onewhosleepsnot, 2020, January 23)


 

Instagram Post

Note: If the source you are citing was published by an organization or corporation, cite it as having an organizational or corporate author.

 

Instagram Photo

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Uploader [@username]. (Year, month day).  First 20 words of post [Photograph]. Instagram. URL

Hennepin County Library [@hclib]. (2019, November 29). Our patrons have spoken! Come check us out @ #saintanthonylibrary ^cj​ [Photograph]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/B5dsnINFHJI/

 

(Hennepin County Library, 2019, November 29)

Instagram Highlight

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Uploader [@username]. (n.d.). Title [Highlight]. Instagram. Retrieved Month Day, Year, URL

Hennepin County Library [@hclib]. Cookbooks [Highlight]. Instagram. Retrieved December 19, 2019, https://www.instagram.com/p/B5dsnINFHJI/

 

(Hennepin County Library, n.d.)

Tweet

Note: Include the first 20 words of a tweet as the title.  Indicate non-textual elements like audio-visual content, re-tweets, links to other content, polls or etc. in brackets after the title.  For example: [Image attached], [Video attached], [Link attached], [Poll attached], or etc.

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Author, A. A. [@username]. (Year, Month Day). First 20 words of tweet [Indication of non-textual content, if any] [Tweet]. Twitter. URL

 

Tyson, N. G. [@neiltyson]. (2019, November 9). I wonder if the Batmobile has cup holders [Image attached] [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/1193344382998654978

 

(Tyson, 2019, November 9)