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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 Last Name, First Name (@Twitter handle), Twitter post, Month day, year, time. Accessed Month day, Year. URL.


Medved, Michael (@MedvedSHOW), Twitter post, Dec 21, 2014, 9:34a.m., accessed March 10, 2015.

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.


The American talk radio show Michael Medved asked in a tweet whether President Obama would attend a demonstration in support of the police force.¹

Footnote: #Author First Name Last Name (@Twitter handle), Twitter post, Month day, year, time. Accessed Month day, Year. URL.


1. Michael Medved (@MedvedSHOW), Twitter post, Dec 21 2014, 9:34a.m. Accessed March 10, 2015.


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