Citing a Lecture in APA

Step 1: Formatting the speaker's name

  • The Speaker's name should be written in reversed order. The last name should be first place followed by a comma and then add the initials of the first name only, follow it with a period.

  • —Example: Howard, F.

  • In adding the middle initials of the speaker, place it after the period of the first name, separate it with a comma and end it with a point.

  • —Example: Howard, F., E.

  • If the speaker's name have suffixes such as Jr./Sr. or roman numerals, place it after the period of the initials of the first name and separate it with a comma.

  • —Example: Howard, F., Jr.
  • If the source is written by multiple speakers, cite the speaker's name one after the other using the format in speaker names and separate it with commas. If the source has more than six speakers, state all of the authors until the sixth and replace all succeeding speakers with "et al."

  • —Example:Howard, F., Lee, R., Lincoln, A., Adams, J., Johnson, E., Ronald, T., et al.

Step 2: Placing the year your source was published

  • When citing the year the source was published, place the year only and enclosed it with a parenthesis. Place the year and month after the name of the speaker and end it with a period outside the closing parenthesis.

  • —Example: Howard, F. (2009, June).

Step 3: Place the title of the source

  • In citing the title of your source, write the complete title of the source you are citing, in this case the name of the event or the theme of the lecture and it should not be italicized. Capitalize the first letter of the title and the first letter of the subtitle if there are any. Observe capitalization rules on proper names and such. End it with a period. If the source is a journal, place the name of the journal after the title of your article and italicize it. Afterwards, state the venue of the lecture. End the citation with a period.

  • —Example: Howard, F. (2009, June). The way to write perfectly in three methods. Lecture conducted from the University of Maryland, United States.

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