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Citing Sources: APA

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APA Tutorials

Here is a series of tutorials on APA reference citations from WMU LIbraries. After watching the videos, you may take the APA reference citation assessment survey to assess what you've learned.

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APA  Style Guides

This quick reference guide has examples to the APA style for a variety of information types, both in print and electronic.  Created by the librarians at WMU.

Citing Social Media in APA

To help cite electronic sources, refer to this guide.


For social media, use these examples to help format citations from these popular sources. 

Facebook

Lastname, Firstname. (Year, month day posted). First several words of Facebook post... [Facebook update]. Retrieved from URL

Penguin, Oscar (2013, April 18). Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week...  [Facebook post]. Retrieved from http://facebook.com/openguin/posts/10154065808067067


Twitter

@handle. (Year, month day posted). Full text of tweet. [Twitter post]. Retrieved from URL

@libechillbro. (2013, April 18). Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week, and we'll be handing them out from 2:30-4:30 this afternoon.  [Twitter post]. Retrieved from http://twitter.com/libechillbro/status/2651151366


Youtube

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. (Year, month day posted). Title of YouTube Video. [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

Penguin, Oscar. (2013, April 18). Root Beer Floats. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ICGujpcO28


Instagram

handle. (Year, month day posted). First several words of Instagram post (if any)... [Instagram post]. Retrieved from URL

libechillbro. (2013, April 18). Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week… [Instagram post]. Retrieved from https://instagram.com/p/5pjGjvjTH6/


Tumblr

Title of Tumblr blog. (Year, month day posted). First several words of Tumblr post (if any, otherwise omit)… [Tumblr post]. Retrieved from URL

Oscr. (2013, April 18). Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week… [Tumblr post]. Retrieved from http://libechillbro.tumblr.com/post/125058827619/root-beer-floats-are-in-honor-of-national-library-week


Soundcloud

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. (Year, month day posted). Title of audio track. [Audio file]. Retrieved from URL

Penguin, Oscar. (2013, April 18). Root Beer Floats. [Audio file]. Retrieved from http://www.soundcloud.com/oscarthepenguin/root-beer-floats