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How to Cite Social Media in MLA 8th

How to Cite Social Media in MLA 8th 


Facebook

Lastname, Firstname [or username or page name]. "First several words of the Facebook post..." Facebook, Day Month Year posted, time posted [if available], URL.

Penguin, Oscar. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week..." Facebook, 18 Apr 2013, facebook.com/openguin/posts/10154065808067067.

Tumblr

Username. "First several words of Tumblr post (if any, otherwise omit)..." Title of Tumblr blog, Day Month Year posted, time posted (if available), URL.

libechillbro. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week..." Oscr, 18 Apr 2013, 1:28 PM, libechillbro.tumblr.com/post/125058827619/root-beer-floats-are-in-honor-of-national-library-week.

Twitter

Lastname, Firstname [or single username] (handle). "Full text of tweet." Twitter, Day Month Year posted, Time AM/PM, URL.

Penguin, Oscar (@libechillbro). "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, 18 Apr 2013, 1:28 AM, twitter.com/libechillbro/status/2651151366.

​Youtube

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. "Title of YouTube Video." Publishing Website, Day Month Year posted, URL.

Penguin, Oscar. "Root Beer Floats." YouTube, 18 Apr 2013, www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ICGujpcO28.

​Instagram

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. (handle). "First several words of Instagram post (if any)..." Instagram, Day Month Year posted, URL.

libechillbro. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week…" Instagram, 18 Apr 2013, instagram.com/p/5pjGjvjTH6

Soundcloud

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. "Title of audio track." Publishing Website, Day Month Year posted, URL.

Penguin, Oscar. "Root Beer Floats" SoundCloud, 18 Apr 2013 www.soundcloud.com/oscarthepenguin/root-beer-floats.

How to Cite Social Media in MLA 7th

How to Cite Social Media in MLA 7th


Facebook

Lastname, Firstname [or username or page name]. "First several words of the post..." Facebook. Day Month Year posted. Time posted AM/PM [if available]. Day Month Year accessed. <URL>.

Penguin, Oscar. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week..." Facebook. 18 Apr 2012. 1:38 PM. Web. 23 Apr 2013. <www.facebook.com/openguin/posts/10154065808067067>.

Tumblr

Username. "First several words of Tumblr post (if any, otherwise omit)..." Title of Tumbler blog. Day Month Year posted. Time posted AM/PM (if available). Web. Day Month Year accessed. <URL>.

libechillbro. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week..." Osbro. 13 Apr 2013. 1:38 PM. Web. 23 Apr 2013. <URL>.

Twitter

@Username. "Full text of tweet." Twitter. Day Month Year posted. Time posted AM/PM. Web. Day Month Year accessed. <URL>.

@libechillbro. "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. 18 June 2013. 4:39 PM. Web. 23 June 2013. <twitter.com/libechillbro/status/2651151366>.

YouTube

Lastname, Firstname of creator [or single username]. "Title of YouTube Video." Publishing Website. Day Month Year posted. Web. Day Month Year accessed. <URL>.

Penguin, Oscar. "Root Beer Floats." YouTube. 18 Apr 2013. Web. 23 Apr 2013. <www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ICGujpc028>.

Instagram

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. "First several words of Instagram post (if any)."  Instagram. Day Month Year posted. Web. Day Month Year accessed. <URL>.

libechillbro. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week..." 18 Apr 2013. Instagram. 23 Apr 2013. <instagram.com/p/5pjGjvjTH6/>.

SoundCloud

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. "Title of audio track." Publishing Website. Day Month Year posted. Web. Day Month Year accessed. <URL>.

Penguin, Oscar. "Root Beer Floats." SoundCloud. 18 Apr 2013. Web. 23 Apr 2013. <www.soundcloud.com/oscarthepenguin/root-beer-floats>.