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APA Style Guide: Official Publications

This guide explains how to use the APA Style. It includes a short tutorial.

Government agency publication

Reference: Name of agency. (Year). Title. (Series information). Publisher or Parent agency (if different from author). URL.

Example: Health Services Executive. (2020). HSE Mental health services: Delivering specialist mental health services 2019. https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/publications/mentalhealth/delivering-specialist-mental-health-report.pdf

In-Text-Citation:

  • Name of agency (year)
  • (Name of agency, year)

Example:

  • According to the Health Services Executive (2020)...
  • Official figures released (Health Services Executive, 2020) show that…

 

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Parliamentary and legal publications

Reference: Title, source and section number if applicable, (year of publication). URL

Example: Human Rights Commission Act, (2000). http://acts.oireachtas.ie/en.act.2000.0009.1.html

In-Text-Citation:

  • Name of the act (year)
  • (Name of the act, year)

Example:

  • The Human Rights Commission Act (2000)
  • Legislation (Human Rights Commission Act, 2000) covering the area….

Note: If a law has been revised or updated, include this date, along with the original date in both the in-text citation (2000/2019) and in the reference entry, for example .....(2000, rev. 2019)...

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EU publications

Reference: European Union, Name of EU agency. (Year). Title of publication (Series Information). URL

Example: European Union, European Commission for the Environment. (2009). Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action (White Paper 52009DC0147). http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:52009DC0147:EN:NOT

 

In-Text-Citation:

  • Name of institution (year)
  • (Name of institution, year)                                                     

Example:

  • European commission for the Environment statistics released at the time (2009)
  • An EU white paper (European Commission for the Environment, 2009)…. 

 

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