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APA Style (7th ed)

Social Media

NOTE: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (7th ed), which released in October 2019. If you require the previous version, please see APA Style (6th ed)

Examples

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 Associationhttps://apastyle.apa.org/blog/running-head

Facebook

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 https://j.mp/2GMcQkk [Thumbnail with link attached] [Status update]. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/sheridaninstitute/posts/10157102421006626

Twitter

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: j.mp/3jpRI11 [Image attached] [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/NewsSheridan/status/1319758145292587012

Instagram

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. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGzxybuJ2Mn/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

Podcast

Persaud, E. (Host). (2020, September 23). School snacks [Audio Podcast]. In Foodie Facts. Sheridanlife Radiohttps://open.spotify.com/episode/6YkM3aChfUL6qTVfLHysUJ 

Private accounts

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

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

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See chapter 10 of the Publication Manual.

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.