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SOC 241 Modern Social Problems

Find instructions for locating newspaper articles (public attention data) on "poverty industry" topics in this guide.


This page will walk you through the libraries resources and databases that deal specifically with current events and social issues as seen across Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and more and how to track and analyze data from these sources.

Social Media Tracking


A real-time hashtag tracker for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook


Free twitter analytics


Track URL shares, likes, tweets, and more

Social Mention

Social media search and analysis platform that aggregates user-generated content across the web into a single feed


Twitter specific search engine that provides real-time monitoring of topics of your choosing 

Social Media Monitoring Wiki

A wiki that provides an overview of social media monitoring tools and metric calculators


Web Archives


Use these resources to track trends in social media and other related news.

Social Media Search Engines

Social Media Citation Guide

Easy Bib (MLA)

MLA guidelines regarding how to cite blogs, tweets, youtube, and email.

The Purdue OWL: Citation Chart (MLA, APA, CMS)

Comprehensive citation chart in MLA, APA, and CMS that covers formatting for all citations, including social media and other virtual resources.

A quick, easy, and free citation generator that converts Tweets into, properly formatted MLA and APA, citations. Paste a link to the Tweet you want to cite in the field below, click 'Go', and you're on your way!

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