Tuesday, April 16, 2013

MLA Citations: Tweets, eBooks and More

Occasionally, students will ask the LRC staff for help citing some sources that are not always cited in most citation style guides. These include status updates on Facebook or Twitter, E-Mail,  eBooks, Wikipedia, and YouTube videos. This week I will show you some examples just in case you have to cite them in your own research.

Our citation building program, NoodleTools, can handle these type of citations for you or use the models below for a guide. I have included notes about NoodleTools for each one.

Remember: Make sure to put in the proper spacing and other formatting for the citations (double spaced and indented)


Maier, Paul L. "Washington's Crossing of the Deleware." 7 May 2012. E-mail. 

NoodleTools: Choose E-Mail.


 McCullough, David. 1776. New York: Simon, 2005. EPUB file. 

NoodleTools: Choose Book. Then choose the eBook file tab. 


 PocketHistory. "Minutemen. American Revolution soldiers." 4 Nov. 2012, 3:30 AM. Tweet. .

NoodleTools: Choose Microblog. Choose the name of the network under the Name of Microblog option.


Green, John, prod. Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28. YouTube. YouTube, 2 Aug. 2012. Web. 16 Apr. 2013. .

NoodleTools: Choose Video Clip (Online)


"Intelligence in the American Revolutionary War." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Mar. 2013. Web. 14 Apr. 2013.

NoodleTools: Choose Reference Source. Then choose the Web Site tab. Finally, choose the E-publication (born digital) option.

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