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APA Citation Style (6th edition)

Course pack, custom ed.

Articles of Book Chapters in a Course pack

  • Treat the items in your course pack like articles or chapters in an edited book that are reprinted from another source
  • Use the name of your instructor as the editor.
  • If the instructor's name is not given use the department as the editor.
  • Use the bookstore as the publisher and the date the course pack was issued as the date of publication.
  • If there is no date of issue, use the current semester and year for the date of publication.

Author, A.A. (year of publication). Title of article: Subtitle information. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of course pack, (pp. xx-xx). Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference Example

Leibman, B. (2010). Sugar overload: 10 reasons to cut back. In P. McCrodan (Ed.), Health 110: Health in today’s world. Course package: Fall 2010-Winter/Spring 2011, (pp. 35-40). Victoria, BC: Camosun College Bookstore. (Reprinted from Nutrition Action Healthletter 37(1), 3-8.) 

In-text Example

  • If available use both the publication date of the original work and the course pack.
  • Some course packs are paginated continuously.
  • Some only include page numbers found on the original work.
  • Check with yoru instructors to see what they prefer.

(Leibman, 2010, p.35)

Custom edition (Sec. 7.02 APA Publication Manual)

  • For a custom edition book, the edition would be included as (Camosun College ed.) and placed immediately after the book title.

Author, A.A. (year of publication). Title of book: Subtitle information (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference Example

Lussier, R.N. & Achua, C.F. (2012). Leadership. (Camosun College 4th ed.). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

In-text Example

(Lussier & Achua, 2012, p.37)