Answered By: Vicki Sciuk
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2021     Views: 20

To create an APA reference for a government report, document, or webpage without individual author names, APA recommends using the specific agency responsible for that document as the “group” author. The title of the report should be in italics, and the larger parent agencies appear in the source element before the URL.

Here's a screenshot of a sample report title page with the citation below:

Here's the citation:

Division of Violence Prevention. (2019). Preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs):  Leveraging the best available evidence. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. preventingACES.pdf

The in-text citation would be either:

  • After the quote, paraphrase or summary you are citing, put the agency and year in parentheses:
    (Division of Violence Prevention, 2019).    or
  • Refer to the agency in the text you are writing, and just put the year in parentheses:
    "According to a report from the Division of Violence Prevention of the CDC (2019), ACEs ...."

Berkeley's CAS (Center for Academic Success) can help students with all writing & citing questions.

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