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MLA 8th Edition Style Guide - Social Media & Email

Facebook Post

If messages are short and untitled, reproduce the full text in quotation marks in place of a title. Include a time posted with the date if it is listed. If a pseudonym is used and you know the real name of an author, you may add it in a parenthesis.

Examples:

Obama, Michelle. "An open letter from the First Lady to parents on talking to your kids about Newtown: http://OFA.BO/jYtt6J." Facebook, 21 Dec. 2012, 9:29 a.m., www.facebook.com/michelleobama/posts/10152361162480578. Accessed 15 Dec. 2016.


Hanks, Tom. "NFL Hall of Fame. Stabler is in. At last. The Snake called his own plays. ‘Throw deep, baby. ’ Hanx." Facebook, 6 Aug. 2016, 8:23 a.m., www.facebook.com/TomHanks/photos/a.130476361320.129864.129453496320/10154157836456321/?type=3&theater. Accessed 15 Sept. 2016.

Tweet

If messages are short and untitled, reproduce the full text in quotation marks in place of a title. Include a time posted with the date if it is listed. If a pseudonym is used and you know the real name of an author, you may add it in a parenthesis.

Examples:

@abananasfoster (Amanda Foster) “Learning all about nested containers in the new MLA 8th edition. Loving the “Practice template” in the back - #mla8th.” Twitter, 9 June 2016, 11:24 a.m., www.twitter.com/abananasfoster/status/740927611904397313. Accessed 9 June 2016.


@persiankisi. “We have report of large street battles in east & west of Tehran now - #Iranelection.” Twitter, 23 June 2009, 11:15 a.m., www.twitter.com/persiankiwi/status/2298106072. Accessed 6 May 2016.

Email

Use the subject line in quotation marks as the title.

Examples:

Bond, Emily. “Re: MLA Style Guide, 8th ed.” Received by Andi Adkins, 15 Sept. 2016.


Perez, Rochelle. “RE: Schedule.” Received by Emily Bond, 25 Aug. 2016.

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