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I am not sure what kind of reference type this would be:

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I am not sure what kind of reference type this would be: www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/file/ondcp/issues-content/prescription-drugs/rx_abuse_plan_0.pdf

Answered By: Linda Kern
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016     Views: 18

Thanks for including the link to the document. It makes the task much easier.

There isn't a specific format for government policy statements, however I think it fits well under the category of gray literature, which also includes technical reports. See section 7.03 on p. 205 of the APA manual. Example 31 is the closest.

The format is this:

Author. (date). Publication title. Retrieved from www.WebSiteURL Note the italicized title.

In this case, the author is the Executive Office of the President of the United States. The date is the year on the title page. The title is, of course, Epidemic: Responding to America's prescription drug abuse crisis. Note the wonky capitalization in the title. Only the first word, the first word after a colon, and proper nouns are capitalized. Be sure to use a hanging indent if the reference is two or more lines long.

Great resource!

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