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APA 6th referencing style

A guide to using the APA 6th referencing style.

Facebook

Elements of the reference

Author of post - last name, inital(s) [Full name]. (Year, Month Day). Name of the page or the content or caption of the post - up to the first 40 words [Content form]. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx

In-text reference

(University of Queensland, 2017)

The University of Queensland (2017) found that ....

Reference list

University of Queensland Library. (2017, October 4). The winners of the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards will be revealed at tonight’s ceremony. Good luck to all shortlisted writers! [Facebook status update]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/pg/uniofqldlibrary/posts/

EndNote reference type

Social media

Twitter

Elements of the reference

Author of post - last name, inital(s) [Full name]. (Year, Month Day). Name of the page or the content or caption of the post– up to the first 40 words [Content form]. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx

In-text reference

(University of Queensland Library, 2017)

The University of Queensland Library (2017) noted that ....

Reference list

University of Queensland Library. (2017, October 4). Turtles down by UQ St Lucia Lakes today. Air conditioned library or enjoying the sun and the view - tough choice! [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/uqlibrary/status/915782138905034752

EndNote reference type

Social media

Instagram

Elements of the reference

Author – last name, initials OR official organisation name [Instagram username]. (Year, Month Date). Caption, highlight title, or profile page title. [Instragram type eg. photograph, video]. Retrieved from Web address

In-text reference

(The University of Queensland, 2019)

The University of Queensland (2019) showed that.....

Use the author name or official organisation name, rather than Instagram username.

Reference list

The University of Queensland [@uniofqldlibrary]. (2019, April 3]. Library upgrades in Central Library are progressing well! A new entrance is being built into level 2 of the building. When the space opens later in the year you’ll be able to walk onto a brand new study floor. [Instagram photograph]. Retrieved from https://www.instagram.com/p/BvxvoFQFc5C/

Only include the first 40 words of a caption or title.

EndNote reference type

Social media