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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: Poster Last Name, First Name (or User name). "Title of Post." Type of Post. Facebook Page Owner. Facebook, Date Posted, Location/Link.

Example: UCD Students' Union. "We support the call tonight to #Take200 vulnerable young people from devastating scenes in an at breaking-point Calais camp. This is happening, we have to act - #NotOnOurWatch." Facebook Students' Union of Ireland. Facebook, 3rd Nov. 2016, "


  • (Poster Last Name)


  • Students lobby to help children stranded in the infamous Zoo camp at Calais (UCD Students' Union).


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