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Hi - Thank you for getting me the information on stress for my paper as I needed a statistic (awesome!). I just have one question about citing

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Hi - Thank you for getting me the information on stress for my paper as I needed a statistic (awesome!). I just have one question about citing it. It's the 2010 Stress in America Report from the APA, so how do I cite this in my reference section? I know it's from APA (a legit source) and I have the link, but how would I cite this in my reference section? In the APA manual is it #33 Authored Report or 34 Authored report from non-governmental organization? I've only been citing articles so far, so I wanted to confirm which one was right. I would think it's #34, but I'm not sure, so could you please confirm which one I should use?? --Tx. :)

Answered By: Linda Kern
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016     Views: 42

Hello!

I'm going to split the difference and call the APA's 2010 Stress in America Report example #32, corporate author, task force report. (Even though it's not a task force report.)

My thought process is this. It has a corporate author (in other words, no individual is taking credit for writing the report). APA is not an NGO. It wasn't conducted by a task force, but it is a report filed online. It was not filed in an institutional repository or archive. It is readily available on APA's web site. So it's more of a 32 than anything else.

The trick is the capitalization of the report title. In the example, the title is Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. Everything is capitalized. But the reason the entire title is capitalized is because the 1st word (Report) is always capitalized and the rest of the title is the name of the task force (APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls), which makes it a proper noun, and therefore it is capitalized. Check out 33 and 34 and you'll see these report titles aren't capitalized.

So:

American Psychological Association. (2010). Stress in America findings. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2010/national-report.pdf

That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :-)

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