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Referencing and assignment writing: Social media

Social media

WHO. (WHEN). WHAT. WHERE.

 

References to social media should be reproduced (as much as possible) exactly as in the original, including spelling, capitalisation, special characters (e.g. hashtags, emojis), etc. Include the text (up to the first 20 words) and use a description of any audiovisual material in square brackets. If it is not possible to reproduce the emoji provide its name in square brackets (check for emoji names at http://unicode.org/emoji/charts/index.html).

Whenever possible, use the original post, not references to a post from another post.

 

Tweet 

In text:

(University of Tasmania, 2020)      OR      ...University of Tasmania...(2020)...

Reference list:

University of Tasmania [@UTAS_]. (2020, January 30). Beautiful day for our #bushfire relief fundraising event this afternoon at the #Newnham campus @CityLaunceston. Join us for music & [Tweet]. Twitter.  https://twitter.com/UTAS_/status/1222712605732569088

 

Facebook post

In-text:

(University of Tasmania, 2020)      OR      ...University of Tasmania...(2020)...

Reference list:

University of Tasmania. (2020, January 28). Do you know any budding marine biologists? [seal, ship & anchor emojis] [Images attached]. Facebook. http://bit.ly/37CgkhV

 

Instagram photo or video

In text:

(Morrison, 2020)      OR      ...Morrison......(2020)

Reference list:

Morrison, S. [@scottmorrisonmp]. (2020, January 28). Congratulations to this year’s Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke. His passionate and selfless commitment to preventing blindness and tackling [Photograph]. Instagram.   https://www.instagram.com/p/B7vfGYen-L1/

 

Style manual

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APA Style - Quick Reference Guide

Reference list abbreviations

(APA, 2020, pp. 306-307)

Abbreviation

edition

ed.

Revised edition

Rev. ed.

second edition   

2nd ed.

Editor (editors)

Ed. (Eds.)

Translator(s)

Trans.

no date

n.d.

page (pages)

p. (pp.)

Volume (Volumes)

Vol. (Vols.)

Number

No.

Part

Pt.

Technical Report

Tech. Rep.

Supplement

Suppl.