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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.

Examples

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

Tweet

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. https://twitter.com/librarycongress/status/1244636779791224833?s=11

Facebook Page

Union Library in The Logos. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved April 4, 2020, from https://www.facebook.com/UnionUniversityLibrary

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. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Zs2tCnR6H/?igshid=1jfykbflgmfwh

Webpage on a News Website

Coughlan, S. (2020, March 25). Last survivor of transatlantic slave trade discovered. BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/education-52010859