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Instructions for Written Work

Social media (blog post, Facebook, Twitter)

Blog post

In the bibliography

Author’s surname, Initial(s) of first name(s). (Day of post). Title of post. Title of blog. URL

  • The date of publication is stated in the form of an exact date if mentioned in the source. If no exact date is mentioned in the source, give the year of publication. If no date of publication is mentioned, write (n.d.), i.e. “no date”, instead of one. The date of publication is given in parentheses.
  • APA 7 instructs to abbreviate long web addresses. This practice has not been adopted by SeAMK. 
Conason, A. (2018, October 5). Why you should consider group therapy. Eating Mindfully. https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/eating-mindfully/201810/why-you-should-consider-group-therapy

 

In text-citations

Conason (2018) 

 

Facebook page

In the bibliography

Author of post's last name, initial(s) or Name of the group. (Date). Title [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved date, URL

  • The date of publication is stated in the form of an exact date if mentioned in the source. If no exact date is mentioned in the source, give the year of publication. If no date of publication is mentioned, write (n.d.), i.e. “no date”, instead of one. The date of publication is given in parentheses.
  • If page has no title, use “Home".
  • Provide a retrieval date. 
  • APA 7 instructs to abbreviate long web addresses. This practice has not been adopted by SeAMK. 
Community of Multiculturalism. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved October 14, 2020, from https://www.facebook.com/communityofmulticulturalism/

 

In text-citation

(Community of Multiculturalism, n.d.)

 

Facebook post

In the bibliography

Author of post's last name, initial(s) or Name of the group. (Date). Title of post or up to the first 20 words of post  [Status update / Video etc.]. Facebook. URL

  • If a post includes images, videos, thumbnail links to outside sources, or content from another post (such as when sharing a link), indicate that in square brackets.
  • APA 7 instructs to abbreviate long web addresses. This practice has not been adopted by SeAMK.

SeAMK Students. (2018, December 21). This video is about SeAMK. I show it from the inside. 
I enjoy my studies here, and for me SeAMK is 
[Video]. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/SeAMK-Students-481758428968764

 

News From Science. (2019, June 21). Are you a fan of astronomy? Enjoy reading about what scientists have discovered in our solar system—and beyond? This [Image attached] [Status update]. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNOW/photos/a.117532185107/10156268057260108/?type=3&theater

 

In text-citation

(SeAMK Students, 2018)

 

News From Science (2019) 

 

Tweet

In the bibliography

Author of post's last name, initial(s) or Name of the group [@Twitter Name]. (Date). Title of post or up to the first 20 words of post [Tweet]. Twitter. URL

  • 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].
  • APA 7 instructs to abbreviate long web addresses. This practice has not been adopted by SeAMK.
APA Style [@APA Style]. (2021, May 3). The guidelines in the #7thEdition of the #APAStyle Publication Manual make the process of citing online sources easy! See example [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/APA_Style/status/1389314572880908291

 

In text-citation

(APA Style, 2021)

 

These examples also allow you to make references and source list entries for Linkedln and Instagram services, see more of the APA Guide.

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