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MLA Handbook for Writers

  • The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is available in print in most of the University Libraries reference collections (call number: LB 2369.G53)

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At the reference desks of 

Waldo Library, Education Library, Music and Dance 

Call no. LB 2369.G53

Citing Social Media in MLA

Use the examples below to help format citations from these popular social media sites. 

Facebook

Lastname, Firstname. "First several words of Facebook post..." Day month year posted, time posted. Facebook.

Penguin, Oscar. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week..." 18 Apr 2013, 1:28 PM. Facebook.


Tumblr

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

libechillbro. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week..." Oscr. 18 Apr 2013, 1:28 PM. Tumblr.


Twitter

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. (handle). "Full text of tweet." Day month year posted, time posted. Tweet.

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." 18 Apr 2013, 1:28 PM. Tweet.


Youtube

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. "Title of YouTube Video." Online video. Day month year posted. YouTube.

Penguin, Oscar. "Root Beer Floats" Online video. 18 Apr 2013. YouTube.


Instagram

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

Penguin, Oscar (libechillbro). "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week..." 18 Apr 2013. Instagram.


Tumblr

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

libechillbro. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week..." Oscr. 18 Apr 2013, 1:28 PM. Tumblr.


Soundcloud

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. "Title of audio track." Online audio. Day month year posted. SoundCloud [or name of other audio site].

Penguin, Oscar. "Root Beer Floats" Online audio. 18 Apr 2013. SoundCloud.