Citing and referencing: University course materials

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

University course materials

Before using this guide check with your faculty, school or department for their specific referencing guidelines

Important Note: Not all lecturers approve the use of unit materials, such as lecture slides, in assignments. Check with your lecturer first to see if these resources are acceptable.

Lecture notes - available on Moodle

Format Author AA. Title of lecture [Format]. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication [cited YYYY Mon DD]. Available from: website address
Example Cloe J. The normal distribution [lecture notes on Internet]. Melbourne: Monash University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 26]. Available from:

Reprints from other sources - provided in readers or study guides

Format Author AA. Title of article. Publication details including original pages. Reprinted in: Editor AA, editor. Title of course material. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of publication.
Example Shaffer E, Brenner J. International trade agreements: hazards to health? International Journal of Health Services. 2004;34(3):467-481. Reprinted in: BTW3201 International Trade Law course materials 2020. Melbourne: Monash University; 2020.