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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Twitter

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 Last name, Initials. [screen name]. (Year, Month Day). Title (up to the first 40 words). [Tweet]. Retrieved from URL

Example: Gaffney, M. [maureengaffney]. (2015, May 23). When we make decisions based on fear we feel diminished. Decisions based on generosity make us more ourselves. [Tweet]. Retrieved from


  • (Author Last name, Year)


  • Maureen Gaffney refers to the negative effects of fear in the decision making process (2015).


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