Q. How do I cite Facebook?

Answer

MLA recommends citing a Facebook post in the following format:

Author Last Name, First Name or Account Name. Description of Post. Facebook, Day Month Year of Post, Time of Post, URL. Accessed Day Month Year.

 

APA recommends citing a Facebook post in the following format:

 

Last Name, First Initial(s) or Name of Group/Organization. [@username]. (Year, Month Day). Post title up to first 20 words listed [Format of post] [Status update]. Facebook. URL.

 

APA recommends citing a Facebook page in the following format:

    

    Last Name, First Initial(s) or Name of Group/Organization. (date if it has an update date, if not n.d.). 

Name of Page (should be Home, Contact, etc.,) [Facebook Page]. Facebook. Retrieved date, from URL

 

Chicago recommends citing a Facebook post in the following format:

 

    N    First Name Last Name or Name of Group/Organization, “Title of Post up to 160 characters,” 

Facebook, date of post, URL.

 

B    Last Name, First Name or Name of Group/Organization. “Title of Post up to 160 characters.” 

Facebook, date of post. URL.

 

If you need further help, contact a librarian.

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