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APA Style (6th ed)

Social Media

NOTE: This page reflects the old version of the APA Publication Manual (6th ed). If you require the current version, please see APA Style (7th ed)


Blog Post

Author's Last Name, First Name Initial. Second Initial if given. [username]. (Year blog post was published, Month Day). Title of blog post. [Blog post]. Retrieved from URL

McAdoo, T. (2015, April 14). Using italics for technical (or key) terms [Blog post]. Retrieved from


Gaiman, N. [neilgaiman]. (2015, April 29). June the 16th. Union Chapel Islington, Official: David Mitchell-Author and I will be in conversation for the first time. I'm really looking forward to it...suspect tickets are going to go FAST.…[Facebook status update]. Retrieved from


Theatre Sheridan [TheatreSheridan]. (2015, February 27). Both shows are SOLD OUT tonight [Tweet]. Retrieved from


Sheridan Library [@sheridanlibrary]. (2019, January 7). At the New Student Orientation! #sheridan #sheridancollege #sheridanlibrary #frosh #froshweek #orientation #backtoschool [Instagram photograph]. Retrieved from


Gilbert, E. (Host). (2015 July 13). Do what ignites your soul [Audio Podcast]. Magic Lessons. Retrieved from

Private accounts

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

(K. Oakey, personal communication, June 15, 2018)

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See the Publication Manual: 7.11 Internet Message Boards, Electronic Mailing Lists, and Other Online Communities

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