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APA Style Guide

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Report – APA Reference List

General Tips

  • Use for non-periodical manuscripts published online (not published in a journal, may or may not be peer reviewed), like technical or research reports.
  • Identify the publisher as part of the retrieval statement unless the publisher has been identified as the author: Retrieved from Agency name website: http://www.xxxxxxx
  • Document title is in italics
  • Identify the publisher in the retrieval statement unless the publisher is also identified as the author.
  • Capitalization: The document title is in sentence case

Report – Print version

  • If a person is named on the title page, use her or him as author.
  • If no person is named, use the government agency, department, or branch as a group author.
  • If the author is also the publisher, just use the word Author after the location.
  • If there is a series or report number, include it after the title.

Format:

Author, A. A. (Year published). Document title (Report No. xxx). Location: Publisher.

Example:

  • Queensland School Curriculum Council (2004). Consistency of teacher judgement (No. 5402.1). Brisbane: Author

Report – Electronic version

  • Identify the publisher as part of the retrieval statement unless the publisher has been identified as the author: Retrieved from Agency name website: http://www.xxxxxxx

Format:

Author, A. A. (Year published). Title of document (Report No. xxx). Retrieved from Publisher website: http://www.url.com

Examples:

  • Ministry of Science and Education. (2001). Educational provision and support for persons with autism spectrum disorders: The report of the Task Force on Autism. Retrieved from http://iier.isciii.es/autismo/pdf/aut_sped.pdf
  • Trapp, Y. U. (2005). Multiple intelligences: The learning process in our students. Retrieved from Yale University, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute website: http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2001/6/01.06.10.x.html


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