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APA (6th ed.) Writing & Citing Guide

APA examples are not exhaustive & focus on referencing & citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested. The library is not responsible for errors, omissions, or interpretation.

APA 6th Edition

This guide is representative of the 6th edition Publication Manual of APA.

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 October 1, 2019.

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.