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APA Style, 7th edition - Citing Sources

Group Authors

Most government reports are authored by groups, such as the National Institutes of Health.  See Page 288, section 9.11, APA Manual, 7th ed. for detailed information about how to format references using group authors.

Government Report

National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. (1979). The Belmont report: Ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/regulations-and-policy/belmont-report/read-the-belmont-report/index.html

Parenthetical citation: (National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, 1979)

Narrative citation: National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. (1979). 

Government Report

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Water-related diseases and contaminants in public water systems. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/public/water_diseases.html

Parenthetical citation: 

First citation: (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014)

Subsequent citations: (CDC, 2014)

Narrative Citation: 

First citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], (2014)

Subsequent citations: CDC (2014)