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Citation & Documentation

Social Media Content

Social Media Content
Author Date Title Social media site name URL
Twitter and Instagram: Author, A. A. [@username]. (n.d.). Content of the post up to the first 20 words. Site Name. https://xxxx
Name of Group [@username]. (Year, Month Day). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Description of audiovisuals]. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://xxxx
Facebook and others: Author, A. A. [Description of audiovisuals].
Name of Group.
Name of Group [Username].

Webpages and Websites

Webpages and Websites
Author Date Title Website name URL
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work. Site Name. https://xxxxx
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year, Month). Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://xxxxx
Name of Group. (Year, Month Day).

When do I include a retrieval date?

The APA Publication Manual (APA, 2019) suggests including a retrieval date for those sources whose content is designed to change and/or updates frequently, and the page itself is unarchived (p. 290). Such sources include dictionary entries, Facebook and other social media pages, maps on Google Maps, etc. (APA, 2019, p. 290).