Our psychology professor has provided us supplementary notes to his lectures to download, which I want to cite. They were written by himself, Markus Ebner, and two colleagues, Marion Eckler and Andreas W. Fischer in Vienna (2008), but there’s no publisher of course because it’s never been published. How must I quote this source? The name of the lecture is “Psychologie für Physiotherapiestudenten”.
If it’s available for download, this would become an electronic reference. Hence, I would need to know the web address where the document is posted for download and the date (month, day and year) when you first downloaded the document. Once I have this information, I’ll be able to show you how to include it as a footnote to your paper.
I can give you the web address, that is, the address of the university portal, but only the people in my semester of physio can access it, so it doesn’t seem like a very helpful resource for people outside my class…right?
If the supplementary notes to his lectures are located on a locked website (i.e.: locked by a username and password), then an electronic reference wouldn’t be of any help since, like you said, it would be impossible for the other readers to access information pointed out by your footnote/endnote.
When you made your initial request for information, I thought you meant that your professor made it possible for anyone to download his lectures – including people that do not have access to Wien’s Campus Intranet Server (i.e.: through an open blog / public website).
Since an electronic reference can’t be used because of accessibility reasons and since his lectures weren’t published, the following footnote/endnote reference should be included to your paper:
Markus Ebner et al., “Psychologie für Physiotherapiestudenten”. Supplementary notes given on [include exact date when the notes were made available online or in the classroom] by Professor [include your professor’s name and academic title here] for his lectures within [include the name of the University here] [include the code or the title of the course here] course.
Markus Ebner et al., “Psychologie für Physiotherapiestudenten”. Supplementary notes given on April 1st, 2008 by Professor Griffin, Ph.D., for his lectures within FH Campus Wien’s PSY-3428 course.
For the bibliography:
EBNER, Markus et al. “Psychologie für Physiotherapiestudenten”. Supplementary notes given on April 1st, 2008 by Professor Griffin, Ph.D., for his lectures within FH Campus Wien’s PSY-3428 course.
Author : Robert Radford, M.A. © MMXIX.