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APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition - Government report references are covered in Section 10.4.
APA style does not have its own rules for citing legal materials and instead it refers users to the standard legal citation style commonly used in the United States, The Bluebook.
The Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, also referred to as the McGill Guide, is the standard used most widely in Canada.
For in-depth examples on legal citations, please refer to the Legal Citations Guide. The examples given are some of the most common formatting used with APA style, and require only minor changes to the citations copied from the most frequented databases for primary legal sources: CanLII, QuickLaw and HeinOnline.
Note: If the author and publisher are different people/organizations, then you should include the publishing organization before the URL.
If the author and publisher are different people/organizations
Since the material cannot be recovered (e.g., personal interviews, private letters, memos, telephone conversations, or emails) it is not included in References.
APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition - Personal communications are covered in Section 8.9
In the reference list, provide an entry for the secondary source that you used based on the format (ie. book, online, etc.) of the item.
APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition - Secondary sources are covered in Section 8.6
In the text, identify the primary source and write “as cited in” the secondary source that you used.
APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition - Open educational resource references follow the same format as webpages, which are covered in Section 10.16
APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition - Dictionary entry references are covered in Section 10.3
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