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APA 6th Edition Citation Style

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Citation Elements in Order:  
1.  Author: American Psychological Association
2.  Publication date: 2013
3.  Document title: 2012 annual report of the American Psychological Association
4.  URL


Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

  • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
  • It is no longer necessary to include the date of retrieval unless the source material may change over time (e.g., Wikis).
  • Identify the publisher as part of the retrieval statement unless the publisher has been identfied as the author.

American Psychological Association. (2013). 2012 annual report of the American Psychological Association. Retrieved from

If you used a print version of the report, replace the URL with the location and name of the publisher. 

National Association of Social Workers. (2012). 2011–2012 annual report. Washington, DC: NASW.

In-Text Citations:

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.

(American Psychological Association, 2013)

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

American Psychological Association (2013) provides statistical information for the region.