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APA 6th Edition: Government or Agency Document

Utica College Library Guide to APA Citation Style

About Citing Web Sites

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

The following format will be used:

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

In-Text Citation - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote or paraphrase.

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

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Online Government Document (p. 205)

Reference list:

Government Name. Name of Government Agency. (Year). Title of document: Subtitle (Report No. xxx [if available]). Retrieved from URL of specific document


Environment Canada. Canadian Wildlife Service. (2004). The 1995 peregrine falcon in Canada. U. Banasch & G. Holroyd (Eds). (Occasional Paper no. 110). Retrieved from

In-Text Citation:
      (Government Author, Year, page or paragraph number [if available])
      (Environment Canada, 2004)

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