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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Facebook

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Facebook

Reference: Author Last name, Initials. (Year page/post published) Title of page [Facebook] Day Month of post. Available at: url of post (Accessed Day Month Year).


Example:
DSPCA (2017) Dublin SPCA [Facebook] 24 November. Available at: https://www.facebook.com/dspca (Accessed 24 November 2017).

In-Text-Citation:

  • Author(s) Last name (Year)
  • (Author(s) Last name Year)

Example:

  • DSPCA (2017) reported on there being a number of kittens …
  • It was reported that the DSPCA has kittens for potential adoption (DSPCA, 2017).

 

Note: if no author is available start with the title in italics and use title (in italics) with year for your in-text citation.