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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.


Reference: Poster Last Name, First Name (or User name). "Title of Post." Type of Post. Facebook: Page Owner. Facebook, Date Posted. Format. Date Accessed.

Example: UCD Students' Union. "It's a YES!" Thank you to all the students and young people who have helped make history today." Online Posting. Facebook: UCD Students' Union. Facebook, 23 May 2015. Web. 24 May 2015.


  • (Poster Last Name)


  • The interest that young people took in the marriage referendum was noticeable on social media: "It's a YES!" (UCD Students' Union).
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