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APA Referencing: Reports and conference proceedings

Referencing help and examples for using the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style.

Conference proceedings

Conference proceedings can be published in various forms. To cite proceedings from a book, use the book (chapter) format. To cite proceedings that are published regularly (e.g. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , or the IEEE) use the same format as a journal.

Proceedings published in book form

In-text Citation

Many web search engines utilise Boolean  search logic (Wagner, 1996, p.99) however...

Reference List

Wagner, G.S. (1996). Surfing with Boolean! Where are the challengers?  In J. Smith & W. Phillips (Eds.) Electronic dream? Virtual nightmare the reality for Libraries VALA Biennial Conference Proceedings.. (pp. 97-108). Melbourne : VALA. 

 Unpublished conference paper retrieved online 

Reference List

Liu, S. (2005, May). Defending against business crises with the help of intelligent agent based early warning solutions. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Miami, Florida. Abstract retrieved from http://www.iceis.org/iceis2005/abstracts_2005.htm.

Note:

  • If citing an unpublished paper or contribution to a symposium, the month can be included with the date.  E.g. Presenter,A. (Year, Month). Title of paper. Paper presented at the meeting of Organisation name, Location. Add retrieval details if retrieved online.  (as above)

 

Reports

General format for Reports

Format as you would a book, or e-book if found online.

Author.(Year).Title of report. Place of Publication : Publisher.

Reference List

American Psychological Association. (2013). 2012 annual report of the American
    Psychological Association. Washington, DC. : APA.

In text citation :

(American Psychological Association, 2013)

Note:

  • If the report is retrieved online, use Retrived from and the URL, DOI or database name at the end of the citation
  • If the Author and publisher are the same, you can use the term "Author' instead of repeating the name of the publisher e.g. -

American Psychological Association. (2013). 2012 annual report of the American
    Psychological Association. Washington, DC.:Author.

  • Alternatively you can use an abbrieviated form of the authors/publishers name

 

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