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Archived - APA 6th Edition - SCU Referencing Guide

myReadings article

Reference the original source. So, if the myReadings article came from a chapter within an edited book, you would follow those guidelines as if you had the print copy of the book. Likewise, if the item is a journal article, reference it as you would for the original source.

Blackboard discussion forum post

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 

(Author Surname, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Author Surname, Year)

References:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month Day {of post}). Full title of discussion thread/post [Online forum comment]. Retrieved from Southern Cross University Unit code Blackboard site.

 

Example

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Hagon, 2009)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Hagon, 2009)

References:

Hagon, P. (2009, September 27). Forum: Assessment 2 post [Online forum comment]. Retrieved from Southern Cross University BHS10684 Blackboard site.

Study guide

General information

If you are referencing the PDF version, use the same format as the print version, which includes the place of publication and publisher, but add a note to say where the study guide was retrieved from - for example, SCU Blackboard. If the guide has been revised by another person who is acknowledged on the guide, refer to the example provided under Print version.

In the web version, do not include the place of publication or publisher, but include where the study guide was retrieved from.

A URL is not required as these cannot be accessed without an SCU login and may not to be available once that teaching session is finished. 

 

Web (PDF) version

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author Surname, Year) OR (Author Surname, Year, page number)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Author Surname, Year, page number)

References:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle (edition). Place of Publication: Publisher. Retrieved from SCU Blackboard.

Example - web (PDF) version

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Whittle & Cetinich, 2010)

(Whittle & Cetinich, 2010, p. 30)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Whittle & Cetinich, 2010, p. 30)

References:

Whittle, J., & Cetinich, R. (2010). EDU10446 Communicating at university: Study guide (4th ed.). Lismore, Australia: Southern Cross University. Retrieved from SCU Blackboard.

Web (HTML) version

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author Surname, Year) OR (Author Surname, Year, paragraph number or 'section title')

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Author Surname, Year, paragraph number or 'section title')

References:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Topic title: Subtitle [Web study guide]. Retrieved from Southern Cross University Unit code Blackboard site.

Example - web (HTML) version

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Wessell, 2014)

(Wessell, 2014, 'Organising and classifying what you read')

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Wessell, 2014, 'Organising and classifying what you read')

References:

Wessell, A. (2014). Topic 3: Reading/writing history: Interpreting the sources [Web study guide]. Retrieved from Southern Cross University HIS10016 Blackboard site.

 

Example - web (HTML) version with no author or date

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Study update: Week 2: The sport industry, n.d.)

(Study update: Week 2: The sport industry, n.d., 'Management tool')

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Study update: Week 2: The sport industry, n.d., 'Management tool')

References:

Study update: Week 2: The sport industry (n.d.) [Web study guide]. Retrieved from Southern Cross University MNG00301 Blackboard site.

Print version

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author Surname, Year) OR (Author Surname, Year, page number)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Author Surname, Year, page number)

References:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle (edition). Place of Publication: Publisher.

Example - print version

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Irwin, 2009)

(Irwin, 2009, p. 21)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Irwin, 2009, p. 21)

References:

Study guide

Irwin, R. (2009). POL10244 Introduction to politics: Study guide (5th ed.). Lismore, Australia: Southern Cross University.

Revised study guide

Irwin, R. (2012). POL10244 Introduction to politics: Study guide (V. Welsh, Rev.) (6th ed.). Lismore, Australia: Southern Cross University.

Lecture/tutorial notes

There are no formal APA guidelines for this type of material. This format can be used if you are citing a set of notes from a lecture (e.g. power point slides provided by your lecturer or tutor). If you are in any doubt however about using the format we have suggested below, please consult your lecturer or tutor. If you want to cite something from a lecture that was not included in a set of lecture notes, you would use the format for a personal communication (see the format for an interview, for example).

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 Southern Cross University Unit code Blackboard site.

 

Example

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Rothengatter, 2011)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Rothengatter, 2011)

References:

Rothengatter, M. (2011). Week 2: Group skills [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from Southern Cross University BHS10241 Blackboard site.