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References: Social Media

Facebook

Facebook Post

Format

Author. (Date). Text of post [Description]. Facebook. URL

Example

Blume, J. (2020, March 9). Margaret, once more [Link attached]. Facebook. https://tinyurl.com/udrvvtt


Facebook Page

Format

Author. (Date). Page title [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved date, from URL

Example

Davenport University. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved March 31, 2020, from https://www.facebook.com/DavenportU/


Twitter

Tweet

Format

Author [Author’s handle]. (Date). Text of tweet [Explanatory note][Tweet]. Twitter. URL

Example

Library of Michigan [@LibraryofMich]. (2020, May 4). A shout-out to Michigan native and the voice of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones. #maythe4thbewithyou [Thumb-nail with link attached][Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/LibraryofMich/status/1257294527657914370


Twitter Profile

Format

Author [Author’s handle]. (Date). Tweets [Twitter profile]. Twitter. Retrieved Date, from URL

Example

DU Libraries [@DU_Libraries]. (n.d.). Tweets [Twitter profile]. Twitter. Retrieved March 31, 2020, from https://twitter.com/DU_Libraries


Pinterest

Pinterest Post

Format

Name of Pinner (either Last name, First Initial or Name of Organization). (Date). Title [Pinterest post]. Pinterest. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from url

Example

Rose, M. (n.d.). [Two servals]. [Pinterest post]. Pinterest. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/737112663997128321/


Pinterest Board

Format

Name of Pinner (either Last name, First Initial or Name of Organization). (Date). Title [Pinterest board]. Pinterest. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from url

Example

Library of Congress. (n.d.). African American portraits 1820 to 1920 [Pinterest board]. Pinterest. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://www.pinterest.com/LibraryCongress/african-american-portraits-1820-to-1920/


Instagram

Instagram Photo or Video

Format

Author [Handle]. (Date). Text of post [Description]. Instagram. URL

Example

Davenport University Libraries [@dulibraries]. (2020, February 13). Proposals for the Day of Research are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 21. Find out how you can participate [Chart]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/B8g1lJ5pIgr/


Instagram Highlight

Format

Author [Handle]. (n.d.). Title [Highlight]. Instagram. Retrieved date, from URL

Example

National Geographic Travel [@natgeotravel]. (n.d.). Crop circles [Highlight]. Instagram. Retrieved June 1, 2020, from https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17994461446050216/


Online Video (YouTube, Vimeo, Etc.)

Format

Author’s Last Name, First Initial(s). (Date). Title [Video]. URL

Example

Braxman, R. (2019, February 26). What is the best browser for internet privacy? [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZTXGUjHTJc


TikTok

TikTok Video

Format

Creator [handle]. (Date). Title [Video]. TikTok. URL

Examples

Cook, P. [@chemteacherphil]. (2019, November 19). Alkali salts get lit. #chemistry #chemteacherphil #scienceexperiments #foryou #jobforme #trend #featurethis #science #vibecheck [Video]. TikTok. https://vm.tiktok.com/xP1r1m

Washington Post [@washingtonpost]. (2019, December 3). News is all around us #frozen #newsroom #newspaper [Video]. TikTok. https://vm.tiktok.com/x2sKUu


TikTok Profile

Format

Last Name, First Initial. [handle]. (Date). Title [TikTok profile]. TikTok. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL

Example

Witherspoon, R. [@officialreesetiktok]. (n.d.). vsco mom [TikTok profile]. TikTok. Retrieved January 12, 2020, from https://vm.tiktok.com/xS3B86