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How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA

Image courtesy of Pixabay / geralt | Article Link | by Jeff Dunn

YouTube has progressed beyond cat videos. Twitter is more than just sharing what you’re eating for dinner. All of the major social networks are keystones of our online life and make up a big portion of who we are. So it’s no surprise that there are now guidelines on how to cite social media using the MLA and APA standards. In fact, I’m surprised it’s taken this long to see this topic hit the mainstream.

We talked about how to cite a tweet many moons ago. But this new chart from TeachBytes details how to cite all the major players in social media. From citing YouTube videos to learning how to properly write a citation down to which letters are capitalized, this chart is fabulous.