This page contains reference examples for classroom course pack material, including the following:

  1. Original material in a classroom course pack, with author
  2. Original material in a classroom course pack, no author

 

Use these formats only for material of limited circulation in a course pack—meaning that it is not available except for in the course pack.

If the material in the course pack is reproduced from another widely available source without any changes, cite that source directly. For example, if a journal article is reproduced in a course pack, cite the journal article like a regular journal article; do not explain in the reference that it was reproduced in a course pack.

1. Original material in a classroom course pack, with author

Elders, M. (2019). Neighborhood watch: Social media in the community. In M. Elders (Ed.), POL 241: Politics and activism in the 21st century (pp. 34–41). American University.

Young, U., & Sikder, T. (2019). Taking a neighborhood canvasing approach to social media. In M. Elders (Ed.), POL 241: Politics and activism in the 21st century (pp. 34–41). American University.

 

  • Parenthetical citations: (Elders, 2019; Young & Sikder, 2019)
  • Narrative citations: Elders (2019) and Young and Sikder (2019)
  • References for material in a course pack follow the format for chapters in edited books.
  • Provide the author of the material in the author element of the reference.
  • Provide the year of the course pack in the date element of the reference.
  • Provide the title of the material in the title element of the reference.
  • In the source element of the reference, provide the name of the course instructor, followed by the description “(Ed.),” the title of the course pack (which is often the same as the title of the course), the page range for the material if present, and the name of the university for the course.
  • When the course instructor is also the author of the material (as in the first example by Elders), the name of the instructor appears twice in the reference. Otherwise, the authors of the material appear in the author element of the reference and the course instructor appears in the source element.

2. Original material in a classroom course pack, no author

Diagram of the tibia–basitarsis joint in Apis melifera. (2015). In B. Haave (Ed.), NEU 451: Movement and perception (pp. 44–45). St. Ambrose University.

 

  • Parenthetical citation: (“Diagram of the Tibia–Basitarsis Joint in Apis melifera,” 2015)
  • Narrative citation: “Diagram of the Tibia–Basitarsis Joint in Apis melifera” (2015)
  • When the author of material in the course pack is unknown, move the title of the material to the author position of the reference.
  • The other elements of the reference are formatted as described in the example for original material in a classroom course pack with an author.

References for material from a classroom course pack follow the edited book chapter template in Section 10.3 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition