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APA (6th ed.) Citing Guide

APA examples are not exhaustive & focus on referencing & citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested. The library is not responsible for errors, omissions, or interpretation.

APA 6th Edition

This guide is representative of the 6th edition Publication Manual of APA.

APA examples are not exhaustive and focus on referencing and citations. Assistance from your professor and/or Writing Centre is suggested for clarification.

Users are responsible for interpretation of APA style guidelines and to seek further assistance when necessary.

Effective October 1, 2019.


Georgian will be adopting the 7th edition Publication Manual of APA in September 2020. (posted February 24, 2020)

Statistics & Government info

Reference page entries for statistics & government info follow the basic format for citation, but the author/creator is often the name of the group publishing the information - such as "Statistics Canada". These reference page entries will usually include:

  • Author/Creator written in format Lastname, FirstInitial. SecondInitial.
  • Date
  • Title
  • URL ifPlease consult the Writing Centre or your Professor for more help found online

Statistics Canada

Reference page entry:

Statistics Canada. (2013). Snapshot of Canadian agriculture: Chapter 5. Retrieved from

In-text citation:

(Statistics Canada, 2013)