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Media 211/Fall 2020

Social Media

Finding Content on Social Media

1. Add the social media or names of leading social media platforms to your keyword searches in databases. See below for examples:

supreme court and (social media or facebook or twitter or tweet* or instagram or reddit).

This will help you find the relevant hash tags.

2. For a detailed account of how to find information on Twitter and other social media see this guide from the University of Missouri library.

3. Tips from Daniel Victor, a senior staff editor at the New York Times, for finding relevant tweets. Here's a link to the Times article that Victor refers to.