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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.

Twitter

Reference: #. Author Surname Initials or Twitter name. Entire tweet or first few words: tweet url Year Month Day of Tweet [cited Year Month Day] [Tweet]. Available from: Twitter account url.

Example:

14. ProfJohnCrown. The waiting list story inhabits that increasingly crowded Irish healthcare borderland between tragedy and hilarity: https://twitter.com/ProfJohnCrown/status/619996475267883008 2015 July 11 [cited 2015 July 20] [Tweet]. Available from: @ProfJohnCrown.

In-Text-Citation:

Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.

Example:

Professor John Crown comments on the shockingly persistence of waiting lists in the Irish Healthcare system.14

 

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