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APA Style 6th Edition: Citing Your Sources

Provide guidance on the APA format style based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Standard Format

Electronic Course Document

Author, A. A.  (Year). Title [Format]. Retrieved from url

Lecture notes available online

Author, A. A.  (Year). Lecture title [Format]. Retrieved from: url.

Class Handouts

Author, A. A.  (Year).  Title of handout [Format].  Place of Publication: Publisher/institution

Various Examples

Lecture notes available online

Nguyen, V.  (2012).  Week 3 Lecture: All the pretty horses [Lecture notes].  Retrieved from

Class handout

 Klipfel, K. M. & Cook, D. B. (2017).  Keyword chart [Class handout].  Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California.

Powerpoint available online

Smith, J. (2010). Lecture 2: How to Cite in APA [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from University of Southern California Virtual Academic Center SOWK 503:

MOOC- Massive Open Online Course

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Producer).  (2019).  Digital marketing specialization [MOOC].  Retrieved from


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  • Previously published articles, chapters or other resources: Cite the article or chapter as if you have found it in the original source. These details should be provided within the course pack or compiled textbook as part of a correct copyright or permissions statement.