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MLA 8th Edition Citation Style Guide

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Twitter (MLA 24, 29)

Format:

Twitter Handle. "Text."  Twitter, Date, Time, Location (URL).

Example:

@UBCOLibrary. "The UBC Okanagan Library, @ubcoequity and @suo_ubc are pleased to present this unique online author event featuring Joshua Whitehead and T'áncháy Redvers on January 14. Registration is free but space is limited. http://ow.ly/hstA50CMaiy.” Twitter, 15 Dec 2020, 12:01 p.m., https://twitter.com/UBCOLibrary/status/1338937311019606017.

In-text citation: (@UBCOLibrary)

Facebook

Format:

Author Name. "Description of Post." Facebook, Date, Time of Post, URL. Accessed date.

Example:

UBC Okanagan Library. Library Service Hours for the Winter Break. Facebook, 14 Dec. 2020, 8:30 a.m., https://www.facebook.com/UBCOLibrary/photos/a.179786198861599/1731155180391352/. Accessed 15 Dec. 2020. 

In-text citation: (UBC Okanagan Library)

Note:

  • Since Facebook posts can be lengthy, provide a description of the past rather than the entirety of the post itself. 

Instagram

Format:

Username or Author. "Description of Post." Instagram, Date, URL. Accessed date.

Example:

ubcolibrary. "Prep Your Tech for Finals Workshop." Instagram, 23 Nov. 2020, https://www.instagram.com/p/CH8VTmbBAht/?igshid=7j5gn8xcwzhd. 15 Dec. 2020. 

In-text citation: (ubcolibrary)