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BSC 376, Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology: APA 7th edition

Biotech Espionage

How to tell if your source is peer-reviewed

Video: What types of sources do I need?

APA References & Citations

YouTube Reference:

Fallis, A. (2016, July 7). How to tell if a journal is peer reviewed [Video]. YouTube. (NOTE: this second line should be indented .5)

YouTube In-text Citation:  (Fallis, 2016)

Helpful hints

APA Citation Style does not have a specific way to cite government publications. According to APA, government documents can be considered books, technical or research reports or brochures.

Helpful Tips:

  • Treat a government document as a book, report, or brochure.
  • If a person is named on the title page, use her or him as author.
  • If no person is named, use the government agency, department, or branch as a group author.
  • Give the name of the group author exactly as it appears on the title page. If the branch or agency is not well known, include its higher department first.
  • If the group author is also the publisher, just use the word Author after the location.
  • If there is a series or report number, include it after the title.


U. S. Food and Drug Administration/Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2004). Worsening depression and suicidality in patients being treated with antidepressant medications: FDA public health advisory. Author.

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): (U. S. Food and Drug Administration, 2004)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):  (U. S. Food and Drug Administration, 2004, p. 8)