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APA 7th Edition Citation Guide

Learn how to format essays and cite your sources using APA 7th Edition Guidelines.

Report Authored by a Government Agency, Corporation or Non-Profit

Note: For in-text citations, agency names must be spelled out the first time you use them.  However, you can establish an abbreviation in parenthesis and use that for all subsequent references.  For example, if you were referencing the American Nurses Association, you need to write it out for your first use and establish the the abbreviation in the parenthesis: American Nurses Association (ANA).  For all subsequent uses, you can just refer to it as ANA.  

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Agency/Corporation/Non-Profit. (Year of Publication). Title of report. URL

U.S. Department of Education. (2019). FY 2018 annual performance report and FY 2020 annual performance plan. https://www2.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/2020plan/fy18apr-fy20app.pdf

With page number:

(U.S. Department of Education, 2019, p. 12)

Without page number:

(U.S. Department of Education, 2019)

Report by an Author at a Government Agency, Non-Profit or Corporation

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of Publication). Title of report. Agency/Corporation/Non-Profit. URL

Adams, P. F., Kirzinger, W. K., & Martinez, M. E. (2019). Summary health statistics for the U.S. Population: National health interview survey. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_259.pdf

With page number:

(Adams et. al., 2019, p. 12)

Without page number:

(Adams et. al., 2019)

Book Authored by a Government Agency, Corporation or Non-Profit

Note: For in-text citations, agency names must be spelled out the first time you use them.  However, you can establish an abbreviation in parenthesis and use that for all subsequent references.  For example, if you were referencing the American Nurses Association, you need to write it out for your first use and establish the the abbreviation in the parenthesis: American Nurses Association (ANA).  For all subsequent uses, you can just refer to it as ANA.  

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Agency/Corporation/Non-Profit. (Year of Publication). Title of report. URL

American Nurses Association. (2015). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. American Nurses Association.

With page number:

(American Nurses Association, 2015, p. 12)

Without page number:

(American Nurses Association, 2015)