APA 7th Referencing: Course Notes or Course Presentations

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Basic format to reference course notes or course presentations

The basics of a reference list entry for course notes or course presentation:

  • Author. Surname followed by initials.
  • Year (in round brackets). Provide an exact date of delivery if known, e.g. (2018, March 12)
  • Title (in italics). Provide the Unit code, Unit Name and Session details in the title (even if not explicitly in presentation title).
    • If the presentation has no title provide a brief description in [square brackets] with no italics, also containing Unit and Session details.
  • Description of medium [in square brackets], for e.g. [Course presentation] or [PowerPoint slides].
  • College Name, University Name.
  • URL. For content on VU Collaborate, provide the link to the Collaborate log-in page.
  • The first line of each citation is left adjusted. Every subsequent line is indented 5-7 spaces.

Example:

Ooi, Daniel. (2018, October 31). Session 3 presentation: AEB1804 Young People in a Global Community [Course presentation]. First Year College, Victoria University. https://login.vu.edu.au/cas/login?service=http://vucollaborate.vu.edu.au&forceAuthentication=form

Referencing course notes or course presentations: Examples

Material Type In-Text Example Reference List Example

Course Notes or Presentation: VU Collaborate

(With a presentation title)

... the complexities of 'power' (Ooi, 2018).
Ooi, Daniel. (2018, October 31). Session 3 presentation: AEB1804 Young People in a Global Community [Course presentation]. First Year College, Victoria University. https://login.vu.edu.au/cas/login?service=http://vucollaborate.vu.edu.au&forceAuthentication=form
 
Use Title Case for the Unit Name, as it is a proper noun.

Course Notes or Presentation: VU Collaborate

(With a presentation description)

…as discussed previously (Ooi, 2018).     

Ooi, Daniel. (2018, November 11). [PowerPoint slides for AEB1804 Young People in a Global Community, session 7]. First Year College, Victoria University. https://login.vu.edu.au/cas/login?service=http://vucollaborate.vu.edu.au&forceAuthentication=form

Where there is no title, provide a brief description in [square brackets]. Include the Unit code, Unit Name and session details and do not use italics.

Incorporate the format type, e.g. 'PowerPoint slides', into your description, rather than putting it in separate square brackets.