Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: Jun 08, 2016 Views: 5271
To cite a report in a reference entry, include the author, year, title of the report, the report number (if there is one), and the publisher.
In-text citations would follow the typical format of including the author (or authoring organization) and year of publication.
If it is an online source with an agency or organization as author, you would include the author, year, title of the report, the report number (if there is one), and the retrieval information in your reference entry.
If it is an online source with an author that is different than the agency or organization itself, include the authoring agency’s name before the URL of the website. View some examples below.
Organization as author
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2018). 2017 national healthcare quality and disparities report (Report No. 18-0033-EF). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr17/index.html
Author who is different than the agency or organization
Edwards, C. (2015). Lighting levels for isolated intersections: Leading to safety improvements (Report No. MnDOT 2015-05). Center for Transportation Studies. http://www.cts.umn.edu/Publications/ResearchReports/reportdetail.html?id=2402
- Learn how to cite the CDC website.
- See an example of how to cite an institutional report.
- See more common reference entry examples on the Writing Center's website.
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