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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Facebook

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use APA and MLA. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.


Reference: Author Screen name. (Year, Month, Day). Post or if too long, shortened section. [Facebook update]. Retrieved from URL

Example: Leo Varadkar. (2014, December 2). HIQUA report can be catalyst for further improvement of ambulance services. [Facebook update]. Retrieved from


  • (Author Screen name, Year)


  • Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health, noted the HIQUA report on the ambulance service can be used to improve the service. (Leo Varadkar, 2014).


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