Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2017     Views: 4

Citing a tweet in MLA requires you to include the twitter handle (username), the entire text of the tweet, and date information.  See page 29 of the MLA Handbook 8th edition for more information. 

General format:

@handle. "Full text of tweet without changes." Twitter, Date, time, URL (without the http://).

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

@SNHULibrary. "Library providing limited access to first floor ALL NIGHT tonight and tomorrow to help get you through midterm madness! @SNHUOnCampus." Twitter, 25 Oct. 2017, 6:53 p.m., twitter.com/SNHULibrary/status/923306608716894208.

More Information: 

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing tweets in MLA style.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a tweet in your class assignments and projects.

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