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APA Citation Style Guide

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Documents (Print)

If you have accessed a document in print, then cite it as you would a book. Add any additional identifying information, such as a report or catalogue number, in parentheses after the title.

Government document:

Note: Because the Publication Manual of the APA  does not provide instructions for citing Canadian government documents, the formats below are only suggestions.  Please check with your instructor for any specific instructions for citing government documents.

Template:

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of government document (Report No. xxx). Place of Publication: Publisher.

Reference:

Walker, J. (2013). Canadian anti-hate laws and freedom of expression (Publication No. 2010-31-E). Ottawa, ON: Library of Parliament.

Other document:

Template:

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of document. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Reference:

McInturff, K. (2014). The best and worst place to be a woman in Canada: An index of gender equality in
Canada’s twenty largest metropolitan areas.  Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

 

If the document has a corporate author, then give the publisher as "Author."

 

Government document:

 

Template:

Corporate Author. (Date). Title of government document (Report No. xxx).  Place of Publication: Author.

Reference:

Statistics Canada. (2003). Child and spousal support: Maintenance enforcement survey statistics (Statistics Canada Catalogue No. 85-228-XIE). Ottawa, ON: Author.

Other document:

 

Template:

Corporate Author. (Date). Title of document.  Place of Publication. Author.

 

Reference:

Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union. (2014). Constitution & bylaws. Kamloops: Author.

Documents (Online)

If an online document has a personal author, then the publishing entity is indicated by giving the name of the website from which the document was retrieved.

Government document:

Template:

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of government document (Report No. xxx).  Retrieved from Agency Name website: http://...

Reference:

Nagorsen, D. W. (1995). Status of the western harvest mouse in British Columbia (Wildlife Working Report No. WR-71). Retrieved from British Columbia Ministry of the Environment website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/statusrpts/wr71.pdf

 
Other document:

Template:

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of document.  Retrieved from Agency Name website: http://...

Reference:

Brennan, J. (2012, November 16). A Shrinking Universe: How concentrated corporate power is shaping income inequality in Canada. Retrieved from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives website: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/shrinking-universe

 

If an online document has a corporate author, then that entity is assumed to be the publisher and the name of the website is omitted.

Government document:

Template:

Corporate Author. (Date). Title of government document (Report No. xxx).  Retrieved from http://...

Reference:

British Columbia Ministry of Housing and Social Development. (2010). Disability assistance and trusts. Retrieved from http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/publicat/pdf/DisabilitiesTrusts.pdf

Other document:

Template:

Corporate Author. (Date). Title of document.  Retrieved from http://...

Reference:

Thompson Rivers University. (2007). University of choice: Strategic Plan 2007 – 2012. Retrieved from http:www.tru.ca/__shared/assets/2007-2012_strategic_plan8326.pdf