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APA Style 7th ed Citation Guide - Langara Library

Basic Format for Government Publications

Reference List

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (YEAR). Title of report. Publisher Name. https://doi.org/xxxx  (with DOI)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (YEAR). Title of report. Publisher Name. https://xxxx  (with URL)

Group Author. (YEAR, Month day). Title of report (Report No. 123). Publisher Name. https://xxxx (Group Author)

In-Text Citation

(Lastname, Year)

(Group Author, Year)

Notes

Notes regarding Group Authors:

Statistics Canada - Print

When the author and publisher are the same, omit the publisher from the source element.  (Publication manual, 2020, p. 329)

Basic Format

Group Author. (YEAR). Title of Report. (Report number).

Reference List

Statistics Canada. (2006). Women in Canada, 2005: A gender-based statistical report (Catalogue no. 89-503-XIE).

In Text

(Statistics Canada, 2006)
(Statistics Canada, 2006, p. 12) - when quoting directly

Statistics Canada - Online

When the author and publisher are the same, omit the publisher from the source element.  (Publication manual, 2020, p. 329)

Basic Format

Group Author. (YEAR). Title of Report. (Report number). URL

Reference List

Statistics Canada. (2006). Canada’s ethnocultural mosaic, 2006 census: Findings. (Catalogue no. 97-562-XWE2006001).  https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/as-sa/97-562/index-eng.cfm?CFID=2999590&CFTOKEN=66071700

In Text

(Statistics Canada, 2006)

Report by an Individual Author - Print

Basic Format

Lastname, F. M., & Lastname, F. M. (YEAR). Title of Report (Report number). Publisher.

Reference List

Coote, D. R., & Gregorich, L. R. (2000). The health of our water: Toward sustainable agriculture in Canada (Catalogue no. A15-2020/2000E). Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 

In Text

(Coote & Gregorich, 2000)

Report by an Individual Author - Online

Basic Format

Lastname, F. M. (YEAR). Title of Report. Publisher. URL

Reference List

Pearson, C. (2015). The impact of mental health problems on family members. Statistics Canada. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-624-x/2015001/article/14214-eng.pdf

In Text

(Pearson, 2015)

British Columbia

Use the specific agency as the author for government documents. The names of parent agencies (such as names of provinces or government ministries)  can appear as publisher.  (Publication manual, 2020, p. 288)

Basic Format

Specific Government Agency. (YEAR). Title of Report. Publisher. URL

Reference List

Office of the Provincial Health Officer. (2019). Taking the pulse of the population: An update on the health of British Columbians. Provincial health officer's annual report. British Columbia, Ministry of Health. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/reports-publications/annual-reports/pho-annual-report-2019.pdf

In Text

(Office of the Provincial Health Officer, 2019)

Municipal

Use the specific agency as the author for government documents. The names of parent agencies (such as names of provinces or government ministries)  can appear as publisher.  (Publication manual, 2020, p. 288)

Basic Format

Specific Government Agency. (YEAR). Title of Report. Publisher. URL

Reference List

Planning and Development Department. (2020). Citywide official community plan. Coquitlam. https://www.coquitlam.ca/city-hall/plans/community-plans.aspx

In Text

(Planning and Development Department, 2020)

Parliamentary Document

Basic Format

Parliamentary Body. (YEAR, Month). Title of Report. URL

Reference List

House of Commons Canada. (2013, February). Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving in Canada. Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, 41st Parliament, 1st Session. https://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/41-1/FINA/report-15

In Text

(House of Commons Canada, 2013)

Debates (Hansard)

Include volume and/or issue numbers if published as part of a series.  (Publication manual, 2020, p. 330)

Basic Format

Speaker Last Name, F. M. (Year, Month Day). "Title of Debate." Location of debate. Source of debate transcript, volume(issue). Session information. URL.

Reference List

Barnett, D. (2013, March 6). "Volunteer firefighters in Cariboo area." British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Debates of the Legislative Assembly Hansard, 43(7). 39th Parliament, 5th Session. https://www.leg.bc.ca/documents-data/debate-transcripts/39th-parliament/5th-session/20130306pm-Hansard-v43n7

In Text

(Barnett, 2013)