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APA Citation Style (6th Edition)

Programs of Study / Curriculum

If you are looking to cite other non-traditional sources, like computer software, classroom kits, TV, DVDs, or toys, check out the section on Multimedia Resources.

Alberta Learning. (2002). Aboriginal studies 10-20-30 [Program of Studies]. [Edmonton], Canada: Alberta Learning.

Advanced Education. (2002, March). Educational advantages of writing centres: Increasing the nation’s rate of post-secondary degree completion (Catologue No. DM 42-7/233-2002-04E). Retrieved from the Senate Committee on Education Reforms website: http://edu.senate.gc.ca/en/edadv/march-02.pdf

Ontario Ministry of Education. (2005). The Ontario curriculum grades 1‐8: Health and physical education [Program of Studies]. Retrieved from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/health18curr.pdf

In-text citations

(Alberta Learning, 2002) - see page 174, section 6.13 of the 2010 APA manual for more details

(Alberta Learning, 2002, p.10) - see page 179, section 6.19 of the 2010 APA manual for more details 


Organizations are Authors Too!

The "author" of reports, websites, can be an organization or governing body (such as a government department). In these cases, the organization IS the author and should be listed as such in your final citation.

When do I use a retrieval date?

An online retrieval date is only required for an unarchived source that is likely to change, such as a Twitter profile or Facebook page. 

(See section 9.16 of the APA Publication Manual, 7th ed.)