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Answered By: Jeneen LaSee-Willemssen Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015 Views: 640
See also information on citing Course Materials in the APA Citation Guide
Information from lecture notes you have taken while in class is not retreivable by your readers. Thus, you would cite that content in-text but not put in a matching reference at the end.
The in-text citation would be done like a "Personal Communication": see http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/32300 for more information.
Lecture notes uploaded into a course by your instructor are, perhaps, another animal. Jeff Hume-Pratuch, an editor at APA, provides guidance in his blog post How To Cite Course Packs, Custom Textbooks, and Other Classroom Copmendiums:
Alternatively, you could make the argument that the lecture notes your instructor uploads into your course are retrievable by you both and therefore deserve a full reference. If you and/or your instructor choose this route, follow the main reference creation pattern:
Author. (Date). Title. Source.
Possible Example that Might be Correct:***:
Miller, T. E. (2013, August 21). Components of a marketing plan [Lecture notes].
Retrieved from http://rasmussen.learntoday.info/Section/default.asp?
Hume-Pratuch, J. (2012, September 27). In reply to Alyssaarcher [Blog comment]. Retrieved from http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2012/09/how-to-cite-course-packs.html