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Holmesglen Harvard Referencing Guide

Social media

Please check with your teacher whether or not social media is considered an acceptable source to cite.

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for social media

 

In-text citation

  Format Example
Paraphrase

(Author Year)

OR

Author (Year)

The rumour that Ebola has spread to Iraq is untrue (World Health Organization [WHO] 2015).

OR

World Health Organization [WHO] (2015) confirmed that the Ebola virus had not spread to Iraq. 

Quote

'...' (Author Year)

OR

Author (Year) '...' 

The tweet's exact words were, 'no #Ebola cases detected in #Iraq' (The World Health [WHO] (2015). 

OR

According to The World Health Organization [WHO] (2015) on Twitter, 'No #Ebola cases detected in #Iraq.' 

Note:
  • The World Health Organization is known in its abbreviated form as WHO. Therefore the 2nd citation onwards should be shortened to WHO (2015) or (WHO 2015). See: in-text citation formats for more information. 

 

Reference

  Format Example
Twitter

Author (or username, as seen) Year, Title, tweet, Day Month of post, viewed Day Month Year, http://xxxxx.

World Health Organization 2015, No #Ebola cases detected in #Iraq http://goo.gl/0wX7lu, tweet, 6 January, viewed 7 June 2019,  https://twitter.com/WHO/status/552472776033173506.

Facebook

Author (or username, as seen) Year, Title, Facebook post, Day Month of post, viewed Day Month Year, http://xxxxx.

Andrews, D 2018, Under Labor, there will be no more apartments for ants, Facebook post, 4 November, viewed 7 June 2019, https://www.facebook.com/DanielAndrewsMP/posts/2020711291326730.

Blog post

Author (or username, as seen) Year, Title, blog post, Day Month of post, viewed Day Month Year, http://xxxxx.

Shultz, M 2017, What is general ledger reconciliation?, blog post, 8 December, viewed 7 June 2019, https://www.blackline.com/blog/account-reconciliations/general-ledger-reconciliation/.

Apps

Sources include apps and computer software.

Please check with your teacher whether or not apps are considered acceptable sources to cite.

 

Reference elements

annotated reference example for an app

 

In-text citation

Format Example

(Title of application Year)

OR

Title of application (Year)

... reflected in the population growth (ABS stats 2012).

OR

The ABS stats (2012) highlights key economic indicators ...

 

Reference

Format Example

Title Year, version, mobile application, creator(s), accessed Day Month Year, http://xxxxx.

ABS stats 2012, version 2.2.2, mobile application, Australian Bureau of Statistics, accessed 17 July 2019, https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/abs-stats/id521958758.

Note:
  • If you are unable to locate the copyright year, refer to the year it was last updated.