How do you cite a government report in the APA format?


To cite a report published by a government agency, use the following format for the APA references page:

Name of agency responsible for report. (Year). Title of report (Government report number, if available). Parent agency as publisher if different from agency responsible for report. URL or DOI

National Cancer Institute. (2019). Taking time: Support for people with cancer (NIH Publication No. 18-2059). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

Example of in-text citation:

(National Cancer Institute, 2019)


More Resources:

APA Style Guide- Government Reports

OWL at Purdue- APA Format 

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  • Last Updated Dec 04, 2021
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