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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Twitter

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: Author's Last Name, First Name (Twitter handle)."Entire text of tweet." Day Month Year, time. Format.

Example: De Botton, Alain (alaindebotton). "One kind of good book should leave you asking: how did the author know that about me?" 27 Apr 2015, 5:51 p.m. Tweet.


  • (Author Last name)


  • In a recent tweet, Alain de Botton suggests that certain good books should prompt one to ask: "How did the author know that about me?"
  • Often a good book will make the reader wonder: "How did the author know that about me?" (De Botton) 
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