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APA Citation Style, 6th Edition: Government Publication

APA Citation Style

Government Publication

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General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Government or Corporation Name, year)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Government or Corporation Name, year, page number)


Government or corporation name. (Year). Title of publication. Location of publication: Publisher. Retrieved from URL.


In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014, p.8)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). National diabetes statistics report: Estimates of diabetes and its burden in the United States. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human ServicesRetrieved from

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Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (6th Edition). Please refer to pages 205-206 of the APA Manual (6th Edition) for more information.

Helpful Tips

If you are citing a report, issue brief, or any other type of document issued with a number, include the type of document and number of publication in parenthesis directly after the title.

Example from page 205 of APA Manual:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2003). Managing asthma: A guide for schools [NIH Publication No. 02-2650]. Retrived from   asthma/asth_sch.pdf

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