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Facebook post

Selkirk College. (2022, January 19). Awarded the Distinguished Educator for 2020, Kathleen Pinckney’s regional post-

          secondary legacy shines bright almost two decades after her retirement. [Image attached] [Status Update].


Parenthetical in-text: (Selkirk College, 2022)

Narrative in-text: Selkirk College (2022)

  • Use the name associated with the account as the name in the reference.
  • Provide the specific date of the post.
  • Provide the first 20 words of the post as the title. Count a URL or other link, a hashtag, or an emoji as one word each, and include them in the reference if they fall within the first 20 words. Do not italicize emojis.
  • If a post includes images, videos, thumbnail links to outside sources, or content from another post (such as when sharing a link), indicate that in square brackets.
  • Describe the post type (e.g., “[Status update],” “[Video]”) in square brackets after any description of attached content.
  • Credit Facebook as the site name in the source element and then provide the URL of the post.

Facebook page

Selkirk College. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from 

Parenthetical in-text: (Selkirk College, n.d.)

Narrative in-text: Selkirk College (n.d.)

  • Use the page title in the reference (e.g., “Home,” “About,” “Reviews”). Italicize the page title.
  • Include the notation “[Facebook page]” in square brackets.
  • Provide a retrieval date because the content is designed to change over time and is not archived.
  • Provide the URL of the page.


Graeme, A. [@SelkirkPrez]. (2022, January 19). This is fantastic news and so timely for ECCE students, families in the

          community, and early childhood care and education [Image attached] [Tweet]. Twitter.


Philadelphia Museum of Art [@philamuseum]. (2019, December 3). “It’s always wonderful to walk in and see my work in a

          collection where it’s loved, and where people are [Photograph]. Instagram.

Parenthetical in-text: (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2019)

Narrative in-text: Philadelphia Museum of Art (2019)

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