Answered By: Elyse Wolf Last Updated: Nov 08, 2017 Views: 50
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.
@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.
- MLA guide (Shapiro Library)
- MLA (8th Ed.) Research paper Basics (Atomic Learning - log in using your SNHU email username and password)
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.
You may also want to consider:
- How do I cite sources in MLA style?
- How do I do an in-text citation in MLA style?
- How do I cite an image in MLA style?
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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