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APA Citation Guide: More Resources

This guide will provide an overview of APA Citation Style.

Other Common References

Note: These are just some of the other common reference you may use. If you don't find what you are looking for or having any further questions, please contact a librarian. We're happy to help!

Annual Report

General Form

Company Name. (Year). Annual report title. Retrieved from http://url


The Hershey Company. (2014). Form 10-K. Retrieved from

Online Course – Course

General Form

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of course [ online course]. Retrieved from url


Grover, C. (2013, January 31). Up and running with Excel 2010 [ online course]. Retrieved from

Online Course – Discussion Board Comment

General Form

Author, A. A. (Year, Month day). Re: Title of post [Online course comment]. Retrieved from Title of Course: http://url


Blumenthal, L. (2012, February 25). Truthful marketing is a lie [Online course comment]. Retrieved from University of Wisconsin - Information Marketing: ?isShared=False&fid=97160&tid=283873&ou=291770

Online Course – Slideshow or Class Material

General Form

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of slideshow or handout [Material type]. Retrieved from Institution and Course name website:


Globe University. (2013). Simple chapter 7 petition [PDF document]. Retrieved from Globe University: LA 323 – Bankruptcy website:

UpToDate Article

General Form

Author, A. (year, month day). Title of the article. UpToDate. Retrieved from database name.


Rabinstein, A. A. (2014, July 23). Anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy in patients with an unruptured intracranial aneurysm. UpToDate. Retrieved from UpToDate database.


General Form

Author. A. (Year, Month Day). Review Title [Review of Media Type Title, by producer, year]. Publication Title. Retrieved from http://url


Cohen, Ian. (2014, May 5). Lykke Li [Review of the CD I Never Learn, by Lykke Li, 2014]. Pitchfork. Retrieved from

Interviews and Speeches

Interviews are considered “personal communication,” which is unrecoverable data, so you do not cite it on the references page. However, if an interview, speech, letter, etc., is accessed from an archival source, then the archival source must be cited on the references page.

Note: Quoting or paraphrasing a “personal communication” in a paper must be cited in the text of the paper. For more details on how to cite a personal communication in a paper, visit the In-Text Citation Page.

Examples of personal communications

Personal interviews, speeches heard live, emails, private letters, nonarchived discussion groups, and other nonarchived data.

Archived Personal Communication - Speech Example

Burns, K (director). (1990). The civil war: Episode 8 – War is all hell(1865). [Video file]. Retrieved from Films on Demand,

Government Document

General Form

Government Institution. (Date). Title (Gov Doc #). Retrieved from http://url


National Institute of Mental Health. (2013). Social phobia (social anxiety disorder): Always embarrassed (NIH Publication No. TR 10-4678). Retrieved from