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APA Citation Style Guide (6th ed.): Course Related Material

Course Related Material

Note- The APA manual does not provide instructions on how to cite course related material.  The following examples  were created by a Douglas College librarian and are just one possible format to follow.  You need to use your own judgment.  We suggest that you check with your instructor first.

PowerPoint Slides - Blackboard

Wardell, G. (2018). Diffusion and osmosis [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from Douglas College BIOL 1310 Blackboard.

PowerPoint - URL

Hertzman, C. (2008). Aboriginal ECD in BC [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from http://www.earlylearning.ubc.ca/presentations_general.htm#clyde

In Text

(Hertzman, 2008)

Class Handouts - Print

Wren, B. (2012). Cellular membrane [Class handout]. Coquitlam, BC: Douglas College, BIOL 1310.

In Text

(Wren, 2012)

Class Handout - Blackboard

Tomkins, H. (2018). Diffusion and osmosis [Class handout]. Retrieved from Douglas College BIOL 1310 Blackboard.

In Text

(Tomkins, 2018)

Power Point Slides (Blackboard)

Spooner, S. (2016). Surgical wound care [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from https://douglascollege.blackboard.com

In Text

(Spooner, 2016)

Do not include the long URL from the Blackboard entry. APA does not provide guidance on citing materials from Blackboard.  This citation is a Douglas College interpretation of APA.  Check with your instructor if you want to clarify.

Lecture Notes (Blackboard)

Cannon, J. C. (2016). Subconscious programming [Lecture notes]. Retrieved from https://douglascollege.blackboard.com

In Text

(Cannon, 2016)

Do not include the long URL from the Blackboard entry. APA does not provide guidance on citing materials from Blackboard.  This citation is a Douglas College interpretation of APA.  Check with your instructor if you want to clarify.

Course Packs - Basic Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of document. In A. Instructor (Ed.), Course number: Course title (pp. xxx-xxx). Campus, BC: Douglas College Bookstore. (Reprinted from Title of journal, volume (issue), page numbers).

Course packs are collections of materials that instructors compile from many sources. Treat the items in your course pack like articles or chapters in an edited book that are reprinted from another source. Use the name of the instructor as the editor. If the instructor's name is not given, use the department as editor. Use the bookstore as the publisher and the date the course pack was issued as the date of publication. If there is no date of issue, use the current semester and year for the date of publication.

Note- The APA manual does not provide instructions on how to cite course packs.  The above is just one possible format to follow.  You need to use your own judgment.  We suggest that you check with your instructor first.

Course Pack

Collins, D. (2006). Legally speaking: Risk management in obstetrics and gynecology. In S.Kaye (Ed.), NURS 3130: Professional growth, nursing ethics course pack (pp.5-8). New Westminster, BC: Douglas College Bookstore. (Reprinted from Contemporary OB/GYN, 51(11), 38-42).

In Text

(Collins, 2006)

Course Pack – Individual Title/Page within a Course Pack Unit or Appendix

Philosophical foundations, curriculum concepts and themes. (n.d) In L. Kirk (Ed.). (2012), NURS 1130: Professional growth I (pp. 95-96). Coquitlam, BC: Douglas College Bookstore.

In Text

(“Philosophical Foundations”, n.d.)

Course Pack – Whole Appendix

Appendix 2: Curriculum framework glossary of terms (2008-2009) In L. Kirk (Ed.) (2012), NURS 1130: Professional growth I (pp. 144-153). Coquitlam, BC: Douglas College Bookstore.

In Text

(“Appendix 2: Curriculum framework”, 2008-2009)