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Writing and Citing: APA 7th Edition: Other Sources

A guide to help users create citations using American Psychological Association Style, 6th edition.

General Format

Lecture/Presentation:

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Lecture title [Format]Retrieved from [College Name] Course name [LMS] site.

 

Course Materials:

Use for materials provided by instructor in Canvas. These can now be cited both in References and in-text.       

Example:

Smith, R. (2018). The circulatory system  [PowerPoint slides]. Canvas @SCF. https://scf.instructure.com/

 

Legal Statute:

Example (State Statute):

Florida Mental Health Act, Fla. Stat. § 394 (1971 & rev. 2009). http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm

 

Personal Communication (email, interview) in-text only:

Personal communication does not need to be listed on the References page, it is not considered retrievable information. However, it should be noted in-text, in (First Name, Last Name [format of communication], Date). 

Example: 

Dr. Phyllis Jackson (personal communication, October 1, 2016) felt the salt content in many canned soups was misleading to consumers. -narrative 

OR: 

Dr. Jackson felt the salt content in many canned soups was misleading to consumers (P. Jackson, personal communication, October 1, 2017).  -parenthetical 

NOTE: Personal Communications do not appear in the References page. 

The APA Blog Style explanation in full is here. 

Lecture/Presentation

(Presenter Last Name, Date)

Course Materials:

(Instructor Last Name, Date)

State Statute:

Florida Mental Health Act, Fla. Stat. § 394 (1971 & rev. 2009). http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm

(Florida Mental Health Act, 1971/2009). -parenthetical

Florida Mental Health Act (1971/2009) includes... -narrative

Personal Communication (email, interview) in-text only:

Personal communication does not need to be listed on the References page, it is not considered retrievable information. However, it should be noted in-text, in (First Name, Last Name [format of communication], Date). 

Example: 

Dr. Phyllis Jackson (personal communication, October 1, 2016) felt the salt content in many canned soups was misleading to consumers. -narrative 

OR: 

Dr. Jackson felt the salt content in many canned soups was misleading to consumers (P. Jackson, personal communication, October 1, 2017).  -parenthetical 

NOTE: Personal Communications do not appear in the References page. 

The APA Blog Style explanation in full is here.