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Twitter users can follow Dana Medical Library for up to the minute information about programs, collections, and services. Just click on the icon at the top of the home page to get started.

“Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.” Twitter. (n.d.) Retrieved January 26, 2009, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

How to cite Facebook and Twitter in APA style

The experts from the APA Style Guide offer helpful tips for users wondering how to cite social media sources, websites and other information not included in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.


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Follow Haiti Health Information on Facebook and Twitter

Peacekeeping - MINUSTAHLibrarians from the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine have compiled helpful lists that allow you to follow Haiti health information on Facebook and Twitter.

The following Twitter and Facebook sources are providing substantive health information along with situational awareness news. They are also listed on the Haiti Earthquake page from NLM at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/haitiearthquake.html#a4.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Twitter: CDCEmergency, http://twitter.com/CDCemergency.

Facebook: CDC, http://www.facebook.com/CDC.

World Health Organization:

Twitter: whonews, http://twitter.com/whonews.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO):

Twitter: pahowho , http://twitter.com/pahowho.

Twitter: PAHO Emergency Operations Center. pahoeoc, http://twitter.com/pahoeoc .

Twitter: PAHO public health, equity and human development. eqpaho, http://twitter.com/eqpaho .

Facebook: PAHO-WHO, http://www.facebook.com/PAHOWHO.

These relief and government organizations are providing primarily situational awareness news, with perhaps some health information content. Some sites cover all the news from an organization, not limited to Haiti.

America.gov (US State Department):

Twitter : http://twitter.com/americagov.

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/ejournalUSA.

US Agency for International Development (USAID):

Twitter: USAID: http://twitter.com/usaid_news & USAID Haiti: http://twitter.com/USAID_Haiti.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/USAID.News.

U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/NavyMedicine.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/US-Navy-Bureau-of-Medicine-and-Surgery/192338823825?v=wall&ref=nf.

USNS Comfort [hospital ship]:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/USNSComfort.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/USNS-Comfort-T-AH-20/293015340409?ref=search&sid=686499011.4140798884..1&v=wall.

USS Normandy [participating in Haiti relief]:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/USSNormandy

Voice of America (VOA) News:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/VOA_news.

US Dept of Health and Human Services. HHS.gov :

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HHSgov.

US Southern Command [responsible for US military response in Haiti]:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/southcomwatch.

United Nations:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/UN.

World Health Organization:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/W0rldHealthOrg.

International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC):

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Federation.

American Red Cross:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RedCross.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/redcross.


Twitter: http://twitter.com/reliefweb.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reliefweb.

Doctors Without Borders:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/msf_usa.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/msf.english.

Partners In Health:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/PIH_org.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/partnersinhealth.

Crisis Mapping:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/crisismapping.