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APA Citation Style 6th Edition: F. Government Document

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About Citing

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) -entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) -entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from theAPA Manual (6th ed.).

Online Government Document (p. 205)

For more tips on citing government sources, check out the Government Publication section under the Books tab.

General Format

      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 

      (Government Author, Year)


      In-Text Citation (Quotation):

      (Government Author, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])



      Government Name. Name of Government Agency. (Year). Title of document: Subtitle

            (Report No. xxx [if available]). Retrieved from URL of specific document



      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 

      (Environment Canada, 2004)


      In-Text Citation (Quotation):

      (Environment Canada, 2004)



      Environment Canada. Canadian Wildlife Service. (2004). The 1995 peregrine falcon

            survey in Canada. U. Banasch & G. Holroyd (Eds). (Occasional Paper no. 110).

            Retrieved from

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