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Reference List:
Institutional Report

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Institutional Report

A report differs from a webpage because it is an official document that is often in the form of a lengthy PDF. The word "report" is usually in the title, and sometimes there is a document number associated with it. Here is an example of a report that can be found on the CDC website:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). Fourth national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals.

You might also find reports that are authored by individuals instead of organizations. In these cases, identify the publisher as part of the retrieval information. Here is an example:

Owen, A., & Murphy, B. (2020). Access across America: Auto 2018 (Report no. CTS 20-03).Center for Transportation Studies.

For more information on using reports in your scholarly papers, see APA 7, Section 10.04.

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