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Nontraditional Sources: Course Materials

Last updated 6/26/2019


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Audio: Guitar music


Visual: “Walden University Writing Center. Your writing, grammar, and APA experts” appears in center of screen. Background changes to stack of leather-bound books on a table with “Nontraditional Sources. Course Videos or Webcasts” text.

Slide changes to one titled “Citing a course video/webcast.” The body of slide reads as follows:

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Psychology in the workplace [Video file]. Retrieved from

Audio:  All right, often in your courses you're going to find videos or webcast and that information is going to go into that sort of bracketed new information category. Notice for a video, however, the author is not a person's name. And this is something that's very important to know. When you're citing a video or a webcast, there may be a person that's speaking in the video. That is not the author. In most of your course videos, the author is going to be Laureate Education. And then in parentheses, you're going to write "Producer" because they are the author and the producer. Then you're going to use this year, the title of the video in italics because it's a single video. It will be in italics. So again, it's very important to know that the speaker does not show up in the reference list because the speaker, knowing who the speaker is, is not going to help me as a reader find and replicate that research. I need to know who produced the video so that I can then track down that video and watch it.


Visual: Text box appears below reference that reads: (Laureate Education, 2013).

Audio: And in my in-text citation, the in-text citation would actually look like this with the “Laureate Education” and then comma, and then the “2013”.


Visual: Slide changes to new one titled “What if we want to cite a speaker in the video?” Body of slide contains a text box below title which reads: Zuckerman (Laureate Education, 2013) advised students to read critically.

Audio: So the question is, what if we want to cite a speaker in that video? Like I said, you don't use that speaker's name in the reference list. And you don't use that speaker's name in the in-text citation so where do you put that speaker if you want to talk about what they said? You would actually do that in the text yourself and you want to make sure that you use context within the sentence. So here, you have “Zuckerman” and then in parentheses, your in-text citation, “(Laureate Education, 2013) advised students to read critically.” So here the action is being given to the speaker. Which is true, the speaker is doing this. But where did that information actually come from? It came from this video produced by Laureate Education. So it's a little bit different there. So that's how you would use a speaker in the video.


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