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APA (7th ed.) referencing guide (Online): Twitter

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Below you will find guidance and examples of how to set out a reference to Twitter in the body of your work and in the reference list at the end.

In text citations


APA Databases (2019) states that...
...(APA Databases, 2019).

Reference list

Author [@username]. (Year, Month Day). First twenty words of the title [Description of audio-visuals]. Twitter. URL 


APA Databases [@APA_Databases]. (2019, September 5). Help students avoid plagiarism and researchers navigate the publication process. More details available in the 7th edition @APA_Style table [Image attached] [Tweet]. Twitter. 


Provide the Twitter handle (beginning with the @ sign) in square brackets.

If the tweet includes an image, a video, a poll, or a thumbnail image with a link, indicate that in brackets after the title: [Image attached], [Video attached], [Thumbnail with link attached]. Include the description “[Tweet]” in square brackets after the title. 

The format used for Twitter is also used for Instagram and TikTok.