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APA Writing & Citing Guide

APA examples provided are not exhaustive. Students must seek assistance from the Writing Centre and/or their Professor for specific or problematic references. The library is not responsible for errors, omissions or problems of interpretation. Last Updated

Games, Puppets & Manipulatives (Program Resources)

In most cases, program resources such as puppets, manipulative or a game board are not considered 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 citation.

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

Reference page entry:

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

In-text citation:

(Calder & Vaughan, 2007)

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 citation.


Screenshot source: MultiSearch, August 2016

Reference page entry:

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

In-text citation:

(Wood & Wood, 2004)

Note: you can cite the picture book from the kit separately, in the same way you would cite a regular book.