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APA Style: Citing Your Sources

FYI

Before following any of these formats, please verify with your instructor that using asynchronous material in your assigment is allowed!

Lecture slides

This format would be used if you were citing a set of notes from a lecture (e.g. PowerPoint slides provided by your instructor).  When citing online lecture notes, provide the file format in brackets after the lecture title (e.g. PowerPoint slides, Word document). 

Tip: Cite information from your own personal notes from a lecture as personal communication and refer to it only in the body of your essay. Follow the format examples for a personal communication.
 
General Format 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year)
 
      References:
      Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Lecture title [Format]. Retrieved
            from University of Southern California Virtual Academic Center Course Number: http://vac.usc.edu.
  
Example
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Smith, 2010)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Smith, 2010)
 
      References:
      Smith, J. (2010). Lecture 2: How to Cite in APA[PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from
            University of Southern California Virtual Academic Center SOWK 503: http://vac.usc.edu
         

Citing DSM-5

The link below, from the APA Style Blog, details how to cite the DSM - 5.