Answered By: Todd White
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018     Views: 52

APA does not have a specific example for a Linked In profile. So I thought we could look at their example for Facebook and use the basic elements - author, date, "title", explanation, and retrieval date.

From p. 33 of APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources, 6th edition.

75. Facebook page or note
Pinker, S. [Steven]. (n.d.). Timeline [Facebook page]. Retrieved March 19, 2012, from

Federal Emergency Management Agency. [ca. 2011]. Fire safety [Facebook page]. Retrieved April 17, 2011, from =app_10442206389

APA makes these points about the date of the post ...

  • If the date is listed, then you do not need to use a date retrieved statement.
  • If there is no date at all, use (n.d.). and a date retrieved statement.
  • If you can through context estimate the date, then use circa, i.e. (ca. 2018) and a date retrieved statement.

Here, then, is a potential LinkedIn entry -

White, T. (ca. 2018). Places I've dish-dogged at [LinkedIn page]. Retrieved June 11, 2018, from



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