I'm writing a student research paper with the apa7 class and I'd like to cite some tweets. However, this isn't as easy as it sounds as APA has specific guidelines to formatting tweets — plain @online won't work. How can I get these Tweets to appear in my bibliography correctly? I don't mind adding fields in manually as I only have three Tweets that I need to cite. Here's how it's supposed to look:

APA Tweet formatting

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there is an example bib in the biblatex-apa documentation. It contains also tweets




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The entry is formatted like this:

  ENTRYSUBTYPE            = {Tweet},
  GROUPAUTHOR             = {{APA Education}},
  GROUPAUTHOR+an:username = {1="@APAEducation"},
  TITLE                   = {College Students are Forming Mental-Health
                             Clubs--and They're Making a Difference @washingtonpost},
  TITLEADDON              = {Thumbnail with link attached},
  EPRINT                  = {Twitter},
  DATE                    = {2018-06-29},
  URL                     = {https://twitter.com/apaeducation/status/1012810490530140161}
  • where is that document located? I read the "APA BibLaTeX style Citation and References macros for BibLaTeX" (from CTAN) and couldn't find it.I thought I would need to learn how to edit .bst files but your solution is great. Thank you! Nov 19, 2021 at 0:14
  • @RyanKnutson You can find the example .bib file for example at github.com/plk/biblatex-apa/blob/master/bibtex/bib/… (I'd have thought the file would be installed into <tex install root>/doc/latex/biblatex-apa, but at least in MikTeX that does not seem to be the case).
    – moewe
    Nov 19, 2021 at 8:02
  • the bib was mentioned in the biblatex-apa documentation and then I simply checked on ctan ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex-contrib/… Nov 19, 2021 at 8:51

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