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This section includes official reports (e.g. government documents and guidance), annual reports, research reports, guidance documents, etc. which have been produced by government, academics, charities, business and industry. Alot of this type of literature falls within the category of grey literature and usually covers original research.

See also the guidance on the APA Style website in the Reports and Gray literature section at:
https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples

The basic template for referencing this type of literature is:

Author. (Date). Title. Publisher (if different from the author). URL

Government report

Parenthetical citation  

(Department for Education & Department of Health, 2015) 

Narrative citation

Department for Education and Department of Health (2015)

 
Reference list  

Department for Education & Department of Health. (2015). Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25

      years: Statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special

      educational needs or disabilities.  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/

      attachment_data/file/398815/SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015.pdf 

 

1. Department’s name(s) followed by a full stop  

2. Year in round brackets followed by a full stop

3. Title (and subtitle if applicable) of paper in italics, followed by a full stop  

4. Publisher (if different from the Department) followed by a full stop

5. URL  

 

Government report with individual author(s)

Parenthetical citation

(Rose, 2009)

Narrative citation

Rose (2009)

 

Reference list

Rose, J. (2009). Independent review of the primary curriculum: Final report. Department for Children Schools and Families.

          https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100202110005/http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/primarycurriculumreview/

 

1. Personal author followed by a full stop  

2. Year in round brackets followed by a full stop

3. Title (and subtitle if applicable) of paper in italics, followed by a full stop  

4. Government department name followed by a full stop

5. URL  

Report by task force, working group or other group

Parenthetical citation 

(Mental Health Taskforce, 2016) 

Narrative citation

Mental Health Taskforce (2016)

 

Reference list 

Mental Health Taskforce. (2016). The five year forward view for mental health:

      A report from the independent Mental Health Taskforce to the NHS in England. 

      https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Mental-Health-Taskforce-FYFV-final.pdf

 

Format: 

Group author. (Year). Title of report. Publisher (if different from Group author). URL 

Annual report

Parenthetical citation 

(UK Sport, 2019) 

Narrative citation

UK Sport (2019)

 

Reference list

UK Sport. (2019). The United Kingdom Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and National Lottery Distribution Fund annual report

        and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019https://www.uksport.gov.uk/resources/annual-reports 

 

Format: 

Group author. (Year). Title of annual report. Publisher (if different from the group author). URL