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Twitter: a Guide for Research Purposes

A brief guide to using Twitter for researchers.

Citing Tweets

Most citation styles adopted by universities, research organisations or journals include citation examples for Tweets and other social media.  Examples of commonly used styles are included here.  Check also with your local citation styles.  Or contact the library for help. 

APA Style: NAME [TWITTER ACCOUNT]. (DATE, YYYY, MONTH DD).  TWEET TEXT. [Tweet]. Retrieved from URL 

Robertson, D. [@NWAmb_Duncan].  (2017,  September 07). Fascinating #sepsis focussed meeting with #IAED @ShJanette @NWAmb_James and UK ambulance service MPDS users today. Loads of great projects. [Tweet].  Retrieved from:  https://twitter.com/NWAmb_Duncan/status/905794177346228224

In-text citation: 

(NAME, YYYY). [URL] 

(Robertson, 2017). [ https://twitter.com/NWAmb_Duncan/status/905794177346228224 ] 

Harvard Style: NAME (YYYY) TWEET TEXT [Online]. Twitter. DD MONTH. Available: URL [Accessed DD/MM/YY].  

Robertson, D. (2017) Fascinating #sepsis focussed meeting with #IAED @ShJanette @NWAmb_James and UK ambulance service MPDS users today. Loads of great projects. [Online].  Twitter. 07 September. Available:  https://twitter.com/NWAmb_Duncan/status/905794177346228224 [Accessed 4/4/21].

In-text citation:

(DATE, YYYY)

(Robertson, 2017)

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