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APA Technical and Research Reports


Examples of how to document the most common types of technical and research reports are illustrated in this document. However, you might need to use a reference for a source which is not listed on this document.

In such a case, refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (2001). (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Choose the example that is most like your source and follow that format.


Edited report

Fennell, D. (Ed.). (1991). Computers and the writing process: Strategies

that work. Morris, MN: University of Minnesota, Morris,

Department of English.

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ERIC report

Gregory, G. J. (1987). The effect of typing skill on using a word

processor for composition (Report No. CRCAI-TS-87-4). Ithaca, NY:

Center for Research on Computer Assisted Instruction. (ERIC Document

Reproduction Service No. ED 268 546)

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GPO report

Center for Disease Control. (1995) Influenza outbreaks in the United

States (DHHS Publication No. 95-1167). Washington, DC: U.S.

Government Printing Office.

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Technical or research reports

Coombs, J. H. (1990). Hypertext, full text, and automatic linking. SIGIR 90

[technical report]. Providence, RI: Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship.

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University report

Jakobovitz, H., & DuBois, K. (1968). The "tip of the tongue"

phenomenon (Tech. Rep. No. 1). Los Angeles: University of California,

Los Angeles, Psychology Department.

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