Citations In A Research Paper Apa Style

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Citing a report in print


Author, F.M. (Publication Year). Title of report(Report No. XXX). Publisher City, State: Publisher.

Note: If no specific author is identified, list the organization behind the report.[su_spacer]


Turnitin. (2003). What’s wrong with Wikipedia?: Evaluating the sources by students. Oakland, CA: iParadigms, LLC.

Note: Since no report number was identified, it was not included in the citation.

Citing an online report


Author, F.M. (Publication Year). Title of report(Report No. XXX). Retrieved from Agency name website: URL

Note: If the agency is identified as the author, do not include it in the retrieval information.


Gorbunova, Y. (2013). Laws of attrition: Crackdown on Russia’s civil society after Putin’s return to the presidency. Retrieved from Human Rights Watch Website:


American Psychological Association (APA) style is commonly used for citing references in student papers in science, medical, public health, health sciences and nursing as well as the social science.

 The purpose of documentation is to:

  • Identify (cite) other people’s ideas and information used within your essay or term paper.
  • Indicate the authors or sources of these in a References list at the end of your paper.

This guide is based on the APA Manual (6th ed.) that was published in 2009.

The following sections provide you with information and examples that will help you to cite the sources that you come across during your research. 

General Style Guidelines


Journal/Magazine Articles

Web Sites

Audiovisual Media


Other Sources

For more examples and information, consult the following publications:

APA Manual (6th ed.)

BF76.7 .P83 2010  Main Reference Collection 1st Floor



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