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APA 7th ed. Style Guide

This guide gives an overview of formatting a research paper using APA 7th edition citation style

What is Online Media?

Social Media

  • Original content from social media sites

Basic Format: Author, A. A. [@username]. (Date). Content of the post up to first 20 words [Description]. Site Name. https://xxxxx

Webpages and Websites

  • Use this category if online material does not fit in any other category
  • Use this category if a work has no parent or overarching publication other than the website itself

Basic Format: Author, A. A. (Date). Title of work. Site Name. https://xxxx

Additional reference list entries are below or in the APA 7th edition Publication Manual.


*Please Note that all reference list entries should be formatted with double spacing between lines and a hanging indent.* 


Libray of Congress [@librarycongress]. (2020, March 30). Children's author & illustrator Dav Pilkey is collaborating with the Library of Congress to serve children [Video attached] [Tweet]. Twitter.

Facebook Page

Union Library in The Logos. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved April 4, 2020, from

Instagram Photo or Video

Union University Library [@uu_library]. (2020, March 31). Here, there, and everywhere: The library website and blog are available [Photographs]. Instagram.

Webpage on a News Website

Coughlan, S. (2020, March 25). Last survivor of transatlantic slave trade discovered. BBC News.