About Citing Course Materials
Custom Courseware packages are compilations of journal articles, book chapters and other materials selected by your instructor. Sometimes these are called Coursepacks.
The APA manual does not give specific advice about citing these materials, so you will have to determine the information needed to best cite each resource contained in the course pack.
When citing material that has been reprinted in a coursepack, cite the original source whenever possible. If you need to cite a source from a Custom Courseware package, here are two suggestions. However, our strong recommendation is to first check with your instructor.
1. Find the full citation where the article, chapter, etc. was originally published, and cite accordingly. Your instructor may have included full citations on the first page of the coursepack. If not, search a relevant database or the library catalogue, or ask a librarian.
2. Treat the Courseware package as an anthology, and the instructor who did the compilation as a book editor/compiler. Therefore, treat the article, chapter, etc. as if it was part of an anthology, or edited book. Most probably you will not have the page numbers, since the Custom Courseware is not a true publication and is not paginated throughout. You will also have to include the name of the compiler, the title of the Courseware, the name of the course (e.g. PSYCH 298), the semester (e.g. Spring 2013) and the publisher (College of the Rockies).
Oden, Q., Mud and Bones - Geology Coursepack. (2014, Winter). GEOG 042.
Cranbrook, Canada: College of the Rockies.
Lectures and Materials from Course Management Programs
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University offers an online resource which can be used in some cases. However, it does not include everything required for citing sources in one place.
The APA citation style does not cover Canadian government sources, and has only a limited section on American government resources.
Please refer to the staff at the Library Reference Desk for clarification when citing Canadian government sources.