Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

APA (7th ed.) Citing Guide: Games, Puppets & Manipulatives

APA 7th Edition

This guide is representative of the 7th edition Publication Manual of APA and focuses on a student paper structure.

APA examples are not exhaustive and focus on referencing and citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested for clarification.

Users are responsible for interpretation of APA style guidelines and to seek further assistance when necessary.

Effective September 2020.

What are Games, Puppets & Manipulatives (Program Resources)?

Some of Georgian's programs have program resources such as puppets, manipulatives or games. These are not considered to be formally published in the same way a book, article or statistic would be.

Below are a few examples of how you might cite one of these items, if required.

Note:

  • Check with your professor to see if you really need to cite the item
  • Include the type of item in square brackets after the title (eg: [Flash cards], [Kit]). Be consistent in how you format the "type" if you do multiple items
  • Check MultiSearch/Library catalogue for specific pieces of the citation
  • Use the "Cite" button in MultiSearch with caution - it may not prepare a perfect citation.

Games

When attempting to cite a game from the library collection, look up the item in MultiSearch.

Photo of the outside case of the game "Sensory Diet"

The detailed record for a library item in MultiSearch will display the information needed to prepare a reference list entry.

Screenshot of Sensory diet card game record in MultiSearch
Screenshot source: MultiSearch, August 2016.

Reference list entry:

Calder, T., & Vaughan, J. (2007). Sensory diet cards [Game]. Super Duper Publications.

Kit

When citing a kit from the library collection (eg, book and related puppets), look up the item in MultiSearch

Photo of the Napping House kit

The detailed record for a library item in MultiSearch will display the information needed to prepare a reference list entry.


Screenshot source: MultiSearch, August 2016

Reference List Entry:

Wood, A., & Wood, D. (2004). The napping house [Kit]. Harcourt Children's Books.

Note: You can cite the picture book from the kit separately.

In-Text Citation

For all of the examples above, the in-text citation follows the same format unless noted with the example. Refer to the Publication Manual, Section 8.17 for explanation with multiple authors.

Parenthetical citation format: (last name of author(s), year)

e.g. (Calder & Vaughan, 2007)

Narrative citation format: include the author's or authors' names in the sentence, with the date in brackets

e.g. Calder and Vaughan (2007) developed.....

More in-text citation information on this guide.