How do I cite material posted on a social media platform like LinkedIn?

Below are examples of how to cite a post and a profile from LinkedIn. For explanations, see our post on citing social media.


A professional association asks on its LinkedIn page, “Does higher education need to shift its focus?” (Modern Language Association).

Work Cited

Modern Language Association. “Business leaders say college graduates are not effectively prepared with either soft or technical skills for today’s workforce . . . .” LinkedIn, 2020,


You can learn more about William Jelani Cobb on his LinkedIn page.

Work Cited

Cobb, William Jelani. “William Jelani Cobb, Ph.D.” LinkedIn2020,