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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: #. Author Surname Initials or Facebook name. Title of post or first few words: facebook post url Year Month Day of Tweet [cited Year Month Day] [Facebook]. Available from: Facebook account url.


15. UCD Veterinary Hospital. Milo's story: 2015 April 17 [cited 2015 May 1] [Facebook]. Available from:


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


Milo was treated for a severe abscess on his back and chest wall at UCD Veterinary Hopsital.15

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