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Referencing with APA: Twitter


To be made up of:

Author (surname followed by initials) and [given social media name in square brackets]
Year, month, day (in round brackets)
Tweet as it appears with the hastags and links followed by
Retrieved from URL

In-text citation:

Polio is 99% eradicated (Gates, 2013) ...

Sleeping brains behave as if it's remembering (Stanford Medicine, 2012)

Reference list:

Gates, B. [BillGates]. (2013, February 26). #Polio is 99% eradicated. Join me & @FCBarcelona as we work to finish the job and #EndPolio. VIDEO: [Tweet]. Retrieved from

Stanford Medicine [SUMedicine]. (2012, October 9). Animal study shows sleeping brain behaves as if it's remembering: #sleep #neuroscience #research [Tweet]. Retrieved from