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APA Citation Style Guide

A quick guide to using APA citation style

Technical & Research Reports

General Rule:

Author. (Year). Title of report. (Report No. if given). Location: Publisher.

If Found Online:

Include a retrieval statement with the agency name if the agency is not already listed as the author and a web address:

Author. (Year). Title of report. (Report No. if given). Retrieved from Agency Name website: http:/www.xxxxxxxx. 

Agency Name Author. (Year). Title of report. (Report No. if given). Retrieved from: http://www.xxxxxxxxxx

Examples:

   Print:

  Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. (2013). America’s children: key national indicators of well-being. Washington, DC:  U.S. Government Printing Office.

   Online:

  Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. (2013). America’s children: key national indicators of well-being. Retrieved from http://childstats.gov/americaschildren/index2.asp.

Reports from Library Databases (Hoovers, Statista, etc...)

Reports from Library Databases:

If you found a report in one of the Libraries’ databases that is not available anywhere else, include a retrieval statement with the homepage for the database. Some examples of WVU Libraries’ databases that contain these kinds of reports are: Statista, Mergent Online, and Hoover’s.

Examples:

   eMarketer. (2013). Mobile advertising spending worldwide 2012-2016. Retrieved from http://statista.com

   Hoover’s. (2013, September 18). Book publishers sales quick report. Retrieved from http://hoovers.com

Data Sets, Software, Measurement Instruments, & Apparatus

General Rule:

Rightsholder. (Year). Title. [description of form]. Location: Name of producer.

If Found Online:

Rightsholder. (Year). Title. [description of form]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxx

Examples:

Pew Internet & American Life Project. (2012). November 2012- library services [Data file and code book]. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/Shared-Content/Data-Sets/2012/November-2012--Library-Services.aspx

Hofstede, G & Hofstede, G. J. (2013). Values survey module 2013 [Test and manual]. Unpublished instrument. Retrieved from http://geerthofstede.com/vsm2013