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APA : Class Notes

Basic Format to Reference Class Notes

The basics of a reference list entry for lecture notes:

  • Author surname followed by initials (if stated).
  • Year (in round brackets).
  • Title including Unit Code, Unit name and Week (in italics).
  • Description of medium [in square brackets].
  • Web address.
  • The first line of each citation is left adjusted. Every subsequent line is indented 5-7 spaces.

Example: Bruck, D. (2009). APP1016: Foundations of Psychological Research, week 6 notes [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from http://library.vu.edu.au/search/r?SEARCH=app1016.

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Class Notes: Online (Canvas)

(Bruck, 2009)

Bruck, D. (2009). APP1016: Foundations of Psychological Research, week 6 notes [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from http://library.vu.edu.au/search/r?SEARCH=app1016

[Lecture notes obtained from any Learning Management System such as Canvas are referenced as above, adding the URL of the website.]

Class Notes: Print

(Sonn, 2011)

Sonn, C. (2011). APM5003: Exploring methodology for psychological research [Class handout]. School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.