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APA Referencing Style Guide

Lecture notes

Lectures or course notes in AUT Blackboard

If your assignments/essays use opinions from course notes or PowerPoints created by your lecturers in AUT Blackboard, you should cite these sources in the reference list. 

Reference format

Author, Initial. (Year). Title of presentation [Format of the document]. Name of the paper. Retrieved from https://blackboard.aut.ac.nz

Reference list entry:

Furbish, D. (2009). Developmental career theory [Course notes]. Work in Careers 297300. Retrieved from https://blackboard.aut.ac.nz

PowerPoints in Blackboard

Reference list entry:

Harrison, J. (2009). Attributions, attitudes and cultural sensitivity [PowerPoint slides]. Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals 555103. Retrieved from https://blackboard.aut.ac.nz/

In-text citation:

.... the significance of developing career maturity as people grow in experience and life skills (Furbish, 2009).

Your own notes from a lecture or class

  • Treat these as personal communications in text.
  • Your notes can't be retrieved by someone else so don't include them as an entry in your reference list.