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Citations & Referencing - How to Cite Course Packs, Manuals, & Readers

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Course Packs & Manuals

A course manual is a collection of comments and other explanatory material written by the course instructor. Course manuals are mostly used for distance education courses, but you might find them used in an on-campus course as well. Treat a course manual like a book authored by the course instructor and published by the on-campus department that issued it (usually the University of Guelph Bookstore or Office of Open Learning).

Examples

APA

Course readers: Treat articles in course readers as “reprinted publications.”

Course manuals: Treat these as books or nonperiodicals with the instructor as author (unless another author is indicated).

Stengos, T. (2003). ECON*4640 Applied Econometrics course manual. Guelph, ON:

  • University of Guelph.

Lecture notes: Treat these as books or nonperiodicals if they are published, but as unpublished information (i.e., not included in the reference list) if they are your own notes or are unpublished. Lecture notes are considered published if they have been copied and distributed in print or on the Web with the instructor’s permission.

Stengos, T. (2003). ECON*4640 Applied Econometrics course notes. Guelph, ON:

  • University of Guelph.

Stengos, T. (2003). ECON*4640 Applied Econometrics course notes. Retrieved November

  • 23, 2003, from http://www.uoguelph.ca/econometrics.htm

Unpublished information that is not available to other scholars — including your own lecture notes— should be cited in text and described, but not included in your reference list:

… (J. R. Ewing, personal communication,November 16, 2003).

… (M. Li, lecture notes, POLS2000 Canadian Government,February 10, 2004).

ASA

Course Readers: Treat articles in course readers in the same way as chapters in part of a collection. For in-text citations, follow standard author/date format.

Course Manuals: Treat these as books or non-periodicals with the instructor as author or editor (unless another author is indicated).

Lecture Notes: Treat these as books or non-periodicals if they are published, but as unpublished information if they are your own notes. Lecture notes are considered published if they have been copied and distributed in print or on the Web or Desire2Learn (courselink) with the instructor’s permission.

Chicago Style

Course readers: Treat these as works published in an anthology, citing the instructor as editor (unless another editor is indicated). Use the page numbers assigned in the reader, not the page numbers of the original source.

NOTE:

  • 28. A. S. Winston and D. J. Blais, “What Counts as an Experiment?: A

Transdisciplinary  Analysis of Textbooks, 1930-1970,” in PSYCH*1100 Principles of Behaviour Course Reader, eds. M. Billig and H. Davis (Guelph, ON: University of Guelph, Office of Open Learning, 2003), 6.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Winston, A. S., and D. J. Blais. “What Counts as an Experiment?: A Transdisciplinary

  • Analysis of Textbooks, 1930-1970.” In PSYCH*1100 Principles of Behaviour Course Reader, edited by M. Billig and H. Davis, 3-19. Guelph, ON:University of Guelph, Office of Open Learning, 2003.

Course Manuals: Treat these as books with the instructor as author (unless another author is indicated).

NOTE:

  • 29. T. Stengos, ECON*4640 Applied Econometrics Course Manual (Guelph,

ON:University of Guelph, 2003), 14.


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Stengos, T. ECON*4640 Applied Econometrics Course Manual. Guelph, ON: University of

  • Guelph, 2003.

Lecture Notes: Treat these as books or websites with the instructor as author if they are published. Course or lecture notes may be considered “published” if they have been copied and distributed in print or on the web with the instructor’s permission. If they are unpublished, cite them using the instructor’s name, the title of the course or topic of the lecture (likely available from your course syllabus), and the date of the lecture.

NOTE:

  • #. Professor’s Name, “Title of Course” (lecture, University Name, City, Province,

Date of lecture).

  • 30. Howard Spring, “History of Jazz” (lecture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON,

October 7, 2004).

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Professor’s Name, “Title of Course.” Lecture, University Name, City, Province, Date of

  • lecture.

Spring, Howard. “History of Jazz.” Lecture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, October 7,

  • 2004

CSE

Course readers: Treat these as works published in an anthology, citing the instructor as editor (unless another editor is indicated). Use the page numbers of the reader, not the page numbers of the original source, even if they are reproduced in the reader.

Course manual: Treat these as books with the instructor as author (unless another author is indicated).

Lecture notes: Treat these as books with the instructor as author if they are published. Course or lecture notes may be considered “published” if they have been copied and distributed in print or on the web with the instructor’s permission.

If they are unpublished, cite them using the instructor’s name and the date of the lecture.

… (Brown 22 Jan. 2004).


MLA

Course readers: Treat articles in a course reader as reprints in a collection compiled by the instructor (unless another compiler is indicated).

Author. “Title of Part.” Title of Original Book/Periodical. Original Publication

  • Information. Rpt. in Title of Course Reader. Comp. Instructor’s Name. Publication Information of Reader. Pages in Reader. Medium of Publication.

Boyd, C. G. “Making Peace with the Guilty: The Truth About Bosnia.” Foreign Affairs

  • 74.5 (1995): 22-38. Rpt. in POLS*4920 Selected Topics in International Relations CourseReader. Comp. I. Spears. Guelph, ON:University of Guelph Bookstore, 2004. 255-64. Print.

Course manuals: Treat these as books or non-periodicals, with the instructor as author (unless another author is indicated).

Stengos, T. ECON*4640 Applied EconometricsCourse Manual. Guelph, ON: University of

  • Guelph, 2003.

Lecture notes: Treat these as books or non-periodicals if they are published. Lecture notes are considered published if they have been copied and distributed in print or on the web with the instructor’s permission.

Stengos, T. ECON*4640 Applied Econometrics Course Notes. Guelph, ON: University of

  • Guelph, 2001. Web. 28 Mar. 2003.

If they are unpublished, cite the lecturer, course information and date of the lecture.

Stengos, T. ECON*4640 Applied Econometrics. University of Guelph. 23 Nov. 2003.

  • Lecture notes.

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