How To Cite A Tweet MLA-Style [INFOGRAPHIC]

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By Allison Stadd

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.

How To Cite A Tweet MLA-Style [INFOGRAPHIC]

In addition, the MLA indicates the following details on tweet citations:

– Include both the the username and real name of the sender, unless the real name is unknown
– Do not change the capitalization of the tweet
– Although the date and time are only approximate measures of when a tweet was sent (as they reflect the reader’s time zone, not the sender’s), they are necessary in allowing researchers to compare the timing of tweets

Also check out Tweet2Cite, a simple citation creator that will crank out a perfectly structured citation in either MLA or APA format.

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