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Citing Sources: Citing websites, online videos, blog posts, and tweets

A guide to citing sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago format.

Citing Websites, Blog Posts, and Social Media

Websites
 
Websites are usually only cited in a Note.  Include a website citation in your Bibliography only if it is an important or major source for your paper.
 
   Websites in Notes:
 
    4. Shana Rose, "Multi-talented Student Works Multimedia," Aztec Press, May 8,
http://aztecpressonline.com/2014/05/multi-talented-student-works-multimedia.
 
   16. "Chancellor's Recognition Scholarship," Pima Community College, last modified April 2019, https://www.pima.edu/paying-for-school/scholarships-grants/chancellors-recognition-scholarship.html. 
  
   Websites in the Bibliography:
 
"Chancellor's Recognition Scholarship." Pima Community College.
Last modified April 2014. https://www.pima.edu/paying-for-school/scholarships-grants/chancellors-recognition-scholarship.html. 
 
  • If publication date or last modified date is unknown, use accessed date.
 
Rose, Shana. "Multi-talented Student Works Multimedia." Aztec Press.
May 8, 2014. http://aztecpressonline.com/2014/05/multi-talented-student-works-multimedia.
 
Blog Posts
 
Blog posts are usually only cited in a Note.  Include a blog post citation in your Bibliography only if it is an important or major source for your paper.
 
   Blog posts in Notes:
 
   4. Brian Nicholas, "Spring Sapsucker Surprise," Tucson Audubon Society (blog), April 3, 2014, http://tucsonaudubon.blogspot.com/.
 
  Blog posts in the Bibliography:
 
Nicholas, Brian. "Spring Sapsucker Surprise." Tucson Audubon
Society (blog). April 3, 2014. http://tucsonaudubon.blogspot.com/.
 
Twitter and Facebook
 
Twitter and Facebook are usually only cited in a Note. 
 
Twitter and Facebook In-Text Citation
 
      1. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) “Tremendous progress being made on Vaccines and Therapeutics!,” Twitter, July 21, 2020, 3:31 a.m., https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1285522754129858560.
 
      1. Pima Arts, “Just an update on these beautiful benches by Hiro Tashima and Jason Butler,” July 21, 2020, https://www.facebook.com/pcccfa/photos/pcb.2673739259505831/2673738919505865/?type=3&theater.
 
 

Citing Online Videos

Online Videos (including those from a library database)

Videos are usually only cited in a note. Include a video citation in your Bibliography only if it is an important or major source for your paper.

Citation (Video from a database):

Burning Candles: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. International Documentary

     Television Corp., 2009. Video. https://0-fod-infobase-

     com.library2.pima.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=102587&xtid=43771.

 

Citation (Online video):

“Alexander Wang: Vogue Voices.Vogue. April 3, 2013. Video, 2:10:05.

      https://youtu.be/9f2wmJjRdcs.

 

Notes:

     1. Burning Candles: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, International Documentary Television Corp., 2009, video, http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=17517&xtid=43771.

     1. “Alexander Wang: Vogue Voices,Vogue, April 3, 2013, video, 2:10:05, https://youtu.be/9f2wmJjRdcs.