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APA Style (7th ed.)

Social Media


Generic Post

Author's Last Name, First Name Initial. Second Initial if given [username]. (Year, Month Day). Title of post [Type of post]. Publisher. URL

Blog Post

Adams, A. (2020, January 17). Running head or no running head? For student papers, APA style says bye, bye, bye. American Psychological Association


Sheridan College [sheridaninstitute]. (2020, October 15). Upskilling during the pandemic has become increasingly important with its negative impact on the workforce. As part of the #SheridanHelps initiative, our staff have been sharing their expertise at local library workshops. For more details visit [Thumbnail with link attached] [Status update]. Facebook.


Sheridan News [NewsSheridan]. (2020, October 23).  A new pathways partnership has launched that allows students who have completed specific @sheridancollege four-year degrees to transfer credits into one of three Master’s programs at @NiagaraUniv in Vaughan. Learn more: [Image attached] [Tweet]. Twitter.


Sheridan Library [@sheridanlibrary]. (2020, October 26). Happy Monday Sheridan! I hope you all had a restful weekend. It is the start of a new week! Just a reminder that a beautiful day, week, and life starts with a positive mindset! Also, remember to get some rest during this reading week! 
#mindset #positivemind #newweek #sheridan #readingweek #motivationmonday
[Photograph]. Instagram. 


Persaud, E. (Host). (2020, September 23). School snacks [Audio Podcast]. In Foodie Facts. Sheridanlife Radio 

Private accounts

Use personal communication as example; Provide an in-text citation only

(K. Oakey, personal communication, September 15, 2020)

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