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How to Cite Tweets in an Academic Paper

March 11, 2014

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"Professors may scoff at the idea, but students are increasingly citing tweets in academic papers. Although they don’t exactly count as peer-reviewed, tweets do provide interesting insight into pop culture, breaking news and a number of social issues. After all, the Library of Congress is indexing tweets for historical reference.

As a result, it’s important that style guides address the issue, and that students understand how to properly cite their sources."

Read more at EdTech Magazine.