Citation Guide

Document on an Organization Website (No Individual Author)

Basic Format:

Organization name. (Date published or updated). Title of report: Subtitle of report.  Retrieved from http://someurl

Examples:

American Nurses Association. (2017). Sharps injury prevention.  Retrieved from https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/work-environment/health-safety/safe-needles/

Document on a Government Website (No Individual Author): Basic APA Format

U.S. Government Department, Name of Center or Institute, Name of Center within the Center. (Date published or updated). Title of document or report or fact sheet. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.gov/full/url/

U.S. Government Department, Name of Center or Institute, Name of Center within the Center. (Date published or updated).Title of specific section or chapter of document. In Title of larger document. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.gov/full/url/

The government agency name must include the full hierarchy for the agency: start with the overseeing department and then list the smaller "subdivision" agencies.  Example:U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

Document on a Government Website (No Individual Author): APA Examples

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.  (2019, January 8). Heart failure fact sheet. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_failure.htm

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2016, December). Cardiac rehabilitation. In NHLBI’s health topics. Retrieved from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/cardiac-rehabilitation

In-Text Citation Format for Government Document (No Individual Author)

"Groups that serve as authors (corporations, associations, government agencies, etc.) are spelled out the first time they appear.  They may be abbreviated in subsequent in-text citations IF the name is long and cumbersome and if the abbreviation if familiar" (p. 176 of the APA Manual). See also University of Washington Health Sciences Library APA Style Guide

Example based on this citation

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (2016, June 16). Heart failure fact sheet. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_failure.htm

First in-text citation would be: 

(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS], Centers for Disease Control [CDC], Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention [DHDSP], 2016) 

Subsequent in-text citations would be:

(HHS, CDC, DHDSP, 2016)