MLA and APA prepare for the future of the academic citation.
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 After all, the Library of Congress is indexing tweets for historical reference.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.
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