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Citing Lecture Notes

NOTE:  Please check with the course lecturer whether it is permitted to cite your course material as sources. 

The lecture title may be a 'descriptive' rather than a "formal" title.
If retrieved online, details of access date and url should be included

Citing Lecture Notes: Examples

Material Type

In-Text Example

Reference List Example

See Cite Them Right,

12th ed G 25.1  p .118

Lecture Notes template

Lecturer Surname, date   
  • Lecturer/ speaker
  • (Date)
  • Title of communication or lecture (in italics)
  • [Medium]
  • Module code/ module title (in italics) (if known)
  • Institution
  • Day/month
Lecture Notes example (Foster, 2008) Foster, T. (2008) Balance sheets. [Lecture] 
Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone, 2 November

See Cite Them Right,

12th ed G 25.1  p .118

Lectures recorded and 

publicly available as videos

(Author, year)
  • Author
  • Year (in round brackets)
  • Title of communication (in italics)
  • Medium (in square brackets)
  • Available at: URL
  • (Accessed: date)