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APA 7th Edition - Citation Guide - CBS Library

Reports, working papers, white papers or similar


Author, A. A. (Year). Title of report (Report No. xxx). Website. http://xxxxx

Example 1: Individual Author

Haugen, S. E. (2009). Measures of labor underutilization from the current population survey (Working Paper No. 424). Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As in-text citation:

(Haugen, 2009)

Example 2: Organizational Author

For agencies that are part of a hierarchy, you can use the specific agency instead of including the full hierarchy. If you introduce an abbreviation in your first in-text citation, you may use that abbreviation in subsequent citations.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2011). Your guide to anemia (NIH Publication No. 11-7629).

As in-text citation:

First Time: (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [NHLBI], 2011)

All Subsequent Times: (NHLBI, 2011)

Note: if the author and website are the same, omit the website.

Example 3: Report Retrieved from Other Site

Matese, M. A. (1997, March). Accountability-based sanctions (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Fact Sheet No. 58). National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

As in-text citation:

(Matese, 1997)

Source: Publication Manual, 10.4 (examples 50-52)

Using Mendeley? (or another reference management tool)

For a correct APA 7th reference, check the following:

- Reference Type is “Working Paper”.

- The following fields are filled out

  • Title
  • Author(s) (Use institution/organization if no personal author)
  • Year
  • Institution
  • Number (in serie, if given)
  • Serie (if given)
  • DOI or URL (if online)

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