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Reference List

Social Media

Social media posts may include discussion forums, posts on Facebook or twitter, etc.

Do not alter spelling or capitalization in a social media post, and retain hashtags, links, and emojis when possible. Include a retrieval statement with the date you accessed for any information that can change.

Post /Tweet

Use this format for original content on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc. Include the author and/or username when available (see About Authors).

Formula

Author, A. (Year, month day). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Description]. Site Name. URL

Examples

Conestoga College [@ConestogaC]. (2020, June 17). TODAY: Learn about the Language Interpreter Training program, designed for bilingual individuals who wish to work as spoken language interpreters [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/ConestogaC/status/1273241580875460608
Conestoga Student Engagement [@conestogastduentengagement]. Reading is the perfect solo hobby! What are you reading right now? Do you like a good fiction to escape into [Poster]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-eynHFAY1Y/?igshid=v76hhwmmittl

Profile/Page

Use the following formula if you are using information from the user’s home or profile page rather than a post. Include a retrieval statement with the date you accessed the information before the URL.

Formula

Author, A. (Date). Section of profile/page [Description]. Site Name. Retrieval Statement.

Example

City of Kitchener. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved June 20, 2020, from https://www.facebook.com/cityofkitchener/