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How to Cite Your Work | Giving Credit | Citation Styles

MLA 8th edition

Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. (handle). "First several words of Instagram post (if any)..." Instagram, Day month year posted, URL.

  • Example: libechillbro. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week…" Instagram, 18 Apr 2013, instagram.com/p/5pjGjvjTH6/.

APA 6th edition

handle. (Year, month day posted). First several words of Instagram post (if any)... [Instagram post]. Retrieved from URL

Chicago 17th edition

Lastname, Firstname (@username). Year. "Full text of Instagram post." Instagram photo, Month day, year posted. URL.

  • ‚ÄčExample: Penguin, Oscar (@libechillbro). 2016. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week, and we'll be handing them out from 2:30-4:30 this afternoon." Instagram photo, April 18, 2016. https://instagram.com/p/5pjGjvjTH6/