How do I cite material posted to a social media site like TikTok?

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


An example of the Dark Academic aesthetic can be found on TikTok (Lilly).

Work Cited

Lilly [@uvisaa]. “[I]f u like dark academia there’s a good chance you’ve seen my tumblr #darkacademia.” TikTok, 2020,


Alicia Keys posts videos of herself singing on TikTok.

Work Cited

Keys, Alicia. “Videos.” TikTok, 2020,