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How to Cite a Class Handout in APA

Updated March 23, 2017

Step 1

List the name of the professor who composed the handout in the following format:

Last Name, First Initial.

For example: Smith, D.

Step 2

List the year in parentheses, followed by a period.

For example: (2010).

Step 3

List the title of the handout. Capitalize only the first letter of the title, along with any proper nouns.

For example: Profiles of major American psychologists

Step 4

List the type of resource in brackets, followed by a period.

For example: [Class handout].

Step 5

List the college department, institution, city and state in the following format:

Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

Step 6

Ensure that the finished citation appears in the following format:

Smith, D. (2010). Profiles of major American psychologists [Class handout]. Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

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