Answered By: Katie Hutchison Last Updated: Apr 06, 2017 Views: 20151
MLA 8th ed.
Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. (handle). "First several words of Instagram post (if any)..." Instagram, Day month year posted, URL.
libechillbro. "Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week…" Instagram, 18 Apr 2013, instagram.com/p/5pjGjvjTH6/.
APA 6th ed.
handle. (Year, month day posted). First several words of Instagram post (if any)... [Instagram post]. Retrieved from URL
libechillbro. (2013, April 18). Root beer floats are in honor of National Library Week… [Instagram post]. Retrieved from https://instagram.com/p/5pjGjvjTH6/
Chicago 16th ed.
Lastname, Firstname [or single username]. Instagram post. Month day, year posted. URL.
Penguin, Oscar. Instagram post. April 18, 2013. https://instagram.com/p/5pjGjvjTH6/
- what if the description of the video is really long? Do I just put the first sentence or the title of it?
- @ little kid on the internet
Without strong instructions for social media citing, I would follow the directions that are here.
- How do you cite an instagram account then?
- @citation help! - I would recommend introducing the account generally, and then citing individual posts that support your argument. Stop by the Walsh U Library if you have more questions and we can work it out together.