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Reference guide for APA 7th edition - Short version

Short version of the reference guide for APA 7th edition, a guide intended for students at the departments of Biology and Environmental Science at Lund University on how to format references according to the APA style.

Facebook and others

Facebook and others

When citing posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and other similar sites, write your reference according to the template below. Some posts will have a group author, e.g. organization, company or authority, instead of a personal author. The group author may also have a username, in which case the username is given in brackets after the name of the group author. If a username only is available, state this name as the author.

Template

Author, A. A. (YYYY, Month DD). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Description of audiovisuals] [Type of content]. Site name. URL

Name of Group [Username]. (YYYY, Month DD). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Description of audiovisuals] [Type of content]. Site name. URL

Username. (YYYY, Month DD). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Description of audiovisuals] [Type of content]. Site name. URL


Examples:

In-text references  

(Lövin, 2019)

(News from Science, 2018)

Lövin (2019) posted...

News from Science (2018) reports that...

Reference list

Lövin, I. (2019, December 20). Världen befinner sig i kris på så många plan. Att i det läget ge upp och sätta sig på läktaren [Image attached] [Status update]. Facebook. https://bit.ly/36Ea3BU

News from Science. (2018, June 26). These frogs walk instead of hophttps://scim.ag/2KlriwH [Video]. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNOW/videos/10155508587605108/