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How to Cite - Guide to Citing Sources in Your Research Paper   Tags: apa, bibliography, chicago, citation, in-text, in-text citation, mla, parenthetical, works cited  

This guide lists selected Style Manuals, Citation Guides and other tools for citing both print and electronic/web sources in your work. Chesnutt Library also provides access to RefWorks, a web-based bibliography manager which automatically formats papers.
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How to Cite Social Media in ALA Format


Blog Post


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Gaiman, N. (2009, December 4). In which I text posterous [Blog post]. 
 Retrieved from
Note: Use nickname or screen name if the author's name is not available.
Citations in Text (Direct Quote) (Gaiman, 2009)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) (Gaiman, 2009)

Video Weblog, i.e. YouTube


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ImprovEverywhere. (2009, November 29). Where’s Rob? [Video file]. 

      Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVAvF0IQgxY
Citations in Text (Direct Quote) (ImprovEverywhere, 2009)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) (ImprovEverywhere, 2009)

Wikis, i.e. Wikipedia


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Auscultation. (n.d.) In Wikipedia. Retrieved December 16, 2009, from 

Citations in Text (Direct Quote) (“Auscultation,” n.d.)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) (“Auscultation,” n.d.)



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Pinker, S. [Steven]. (n.d.). Timeline [Facebook page]. Retrieved March 19, 2012,

      from http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steven-Pnker/266872782418

American Red Cross. (2009, November 2). Red Cross workers in American Samoa:  2

      stories [Facebook note].  Retrieved from http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=


Citations in Text (Direct Quote) (Pinker, n.d.); (American Red Cross, 2009)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) (Pinker, n.d.); (American Red Cross, 2009)



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Obama, B. [BarackObama].  (2009, July 15).  Launched American Graduation Initiative to help

   additional 5 mill. americans graduate college by 2020: http://bit.ly.gcTX7 [Tweet]. 

   Retrieved from http://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/2651151366

Provide user's real name if known, followed by screen name in brackets. If only screen name is known, provide it without brackets.

Citations in Text (Direct Quote) (Obama, 2009)
Citations in Text (Paraphrase) (Obama, 2009)

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