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APA Citation Style

Citing Government Documents or Reports

Alberta. (2007, November 1). Exporting your products. Retrieved July 16, 2009, from (n.d.). Edmonton - Regional Marketplace No. 6. Retrieved December 1, 2006, from

Canada. Dept. of Finance. (2005). The budget plan 2005 (Cat. No. F1-23/2005-3E). Ottawa: Author. Retrieved July 5, 2005, from

City of Edmonton Planning and Development Department. (2001). 2001 Neighbourhood Population and Income. Retrieved February 1, 2007, from

National Energy Board. (2006, November 28). Weekly status of oil and gas activities on frontier lands. Retrieved December 1, 2006, from

(Publication manual, 2010, pp.216-224)

Data Set

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008).Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved from

(Publication manual, 2010, pp.210-11)

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.

DOIs and URLs

Always cite the DOI, if one is available. If the ebook has no DOI, which is common, cite the URL where it is available.

Check out this great flowchart from the APA style blog for DOI v. URL decision making! 

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