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How To Cite A Tweet MLA-Style [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Cite A Tweet MLA-Style [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tweets are fair game for citing in academic papers.

To make sure you properly cite a tweet in an Modern Language Association (MLA) paper, and find out why you’d even want to, check out the infographic below from information literacy platform Easy Bib.

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Attention Students: Tweet2Cite Makes Referencing Tweets In Your Papers Easy

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The academic world has had to contend with a slew of new “acceptable” citation formats in recent years, spanning web pages, ebooks, and (more recently), tweets.

The Modern Language Association (MLA), one of the most commonly used guides for citations in academic papers, has a section describing exactly how to cite tweets in its official handbook, and the American Psychological Association (APA) is also accepting tweets as references.

But students, never fear: you don’t have to manually copy+paste all of the required Twitter info into the bottom of your paper. There’s an app that’ll do it for you.

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