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APA Guide 7th Edition: Reports, Dissertations, Conference Works

A guide to the APA 7th edition Citation Style

Governmental Reports

Report by government agency or other organization

National Cancer Institute. (2018). Facing forward: Life after cancer treatment (NIH Publication No. 18-2424). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

Canada Council for the Arts. (2013). What we heard: Summary of key findings: 2013 Canada Council's Inter-Arts Office consultation.

Report by a task force, working group, or other group

British Cardiovascular Society Working Group. (2016). British Cardiovascular Society Working Group report: Out-of-hours cardiovascular care: Management of cardiac emergencies and hospital in-patients. British Cardiovascular Society.

Annual Report

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (2017). Agency financial report: Fiscal year 2017.

Press Release

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2019, February 14). FDA authorizes first inter-operable insulin pump intended to allow patients to customize treatment through their individual diabetes management devices [Press release].


Dissertations and Theses

Unpublished Dissertations or Thesis

Harris, L.  (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.

Dissertation or thesis from a database

Hollander, M. M. (2017). Resistance to authority: Methodological innovations and new lessons from the Milgram experiment (Publication No. 10289373) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Dissertation or thesis published online (not in a database)

Hutcheson, V. H. (2012). Dealing with dual differences: Social coping strategies of gifted and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adolescents [Master's thesis, The College of William and Mary]. William & Mary Digital Archive.

Unpublished and Informally Published Works

Unpublished manuscript

Yoo, J., Miyamoto, Y., Rigotti, A., & Ryff, C. (2016). Linking positive affect to blood lipids: A cultural perspective [Unpublished manuscript]. Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Manuscript submitted for publication

Lippincott, T., & Poindexter, E. K. (2019). Emotion recognition as a function of facial cues: Implications for practice [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Psychology, University of Washington.

Informally published work, from a preprint archive or institutional repository

Leuker, C., Samartizidis, L., Hertwig, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2018). When money talks: Judging risk and coercion in high-paying clinical trials. PsyArXiv.

Stults-Kolehmainen, M.A., & Sinha, R. (2015). The effects of stress on physical activity and exercise. PubMed Central.

Conference Sessions and Presentations

Conference Session

Fistek, A., Jester, E., & Sonnenberg, K. (2017, July 12-15). Everybody's got a little music in them: Using music therapy to connect, engage, and motivate [Conference session]. Autism Society National Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.

Paper Presentation

Maddox, S., Hurling, J. Stewart, E., & Edwards, A. (2016, March 30-April 2). If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy: The effect of parental depression on mood dysregulation in children [Paper presentation]. Southeastern Psychological Association 62nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States.

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