Harvard Referencing: Lecture notes

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Basic format to reference lecture notes

The basics of a Reference List entry for lecture notes:

  • Author or authors. The surname is followed by first initials.
  • Year.
  • Title (in italics).
  • Description of format.
  • Unit name and Unit code.
  • University.
  • Date lecture was delivered.

Example: 

Naughton, S 2018, Seminar 7: Transforming organisations: strategy, structure & design, lecture notes, Organisation Change Management BMO6624, Victoria University, delivered 21 May 2018.

 

Note: Not all lecturers allow the use of referencing their lecture/slide material. Please check with them first.

Referencing lecture notes: Examples

Material Type In-text example Reference List examples

Lecture 
Notes

Direct quote
 

‘Overspecialization can result in human diseconomies from boredom, fatigue, stress, poor quality, increased absenteeism, and higher turnover’ (Naughton 2018).
 

Naughton, S 2018, Seminar 7: Transforming organisations: strategy, structure & design, lecture notes, Organisation Change Management BMO6624, Victoria University, delivered 21 May 2018.

Lecture notes obtained from an online source (such as VU Collaborate or E-reserve) are referenced as shown in the example above.

Lecture 
Recording

Indirect quote
 
 

Nursing is a unique, wonderful career choice (Connor 2018).
 
 

Connor, R 2018, Session 1A: Image of the nurse, lecture recording, Professional Studies HNB1103, Victoria University, delivered 7 March 2018.