Give credit where credit is do! It is important to properly cite images and social media for multimedia projects and writing assignments. To cite a source means to quote or assign credit to the originators of the material. For additional references in citing other commons sources, go to Purdue Online Writing Lab

Citing Images in MLA Style



Artist’s Last name, first name
Title of work
Date it was created or placed on the website
Institution, museum, private collection where work is located
Website and/or Database name
Medium of publication (i.e. Web)
Date of access
URL is optional

Biggart, Bill. September 11, 2001. 10 Aug 2012. Flickr Creative Commons. Web.  25 Nov 2013.

Citing Social Media in MLA style

Blog Post

Author's last name, first. "Title of the article." Title of blog. Publisher, Date of post. Blog Post. Access date.

Nusz, Meagan. "We're Ready to Go For Team USA!." The Chronicle of the Horse. 3 Oct. 2013. Blog Entry. 3 Oct. 2013


Sender's last name, first. "Subject of Message."  Message to Recipient's Name. Message date. E-mail.

Arc, Cosimos. "How to Cite E-Mail in MLA." Message to Joan Arc. 22 Aug. 2012. E-Mail


Author name. "Posting Title." Facebook. Date posted. Web [Date accessed. <web address>.

The Daily Show. "The Reason I Jump' is one of the most remarkable books I think I've ever read." - Jon Stewart to author David Mitchell." Facebook. 2 Oct. 2013. <>


Author's real name and, in parentheses, user name, if both are known and both are differ. User name only.. then give it alone. Entire tweet entry in quotation marks while keeping the capitalization. Last, type in date and time of the message and the medium of the publication (Tweet).

Jon Stewart (jonstewartshow). "Just caught myself having 2 txt conversations on 2 different iPones, while writing an email on my iPad." 11 Jan 2013, 4:42 .pm. Tweet.


Editor or Author name (if available). "Posting Title". Name of the Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of video creation. Web. Access date.

CNN. "Wolf to Anderson Cooper: Quit giggling." 3 Jun, 2013. YouTube. Web. 3 Oct. 2013.