Answered By: MaryAlice Wade
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2015     Views: 63

The "author" is the organization rather than a person. Use the publication year only (no month/date). Then the title, italicized. There may or may not be a document series or number. The publisher should be listed on the document, or click "Details" under the entry in the online catalog. It is often the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC.
Use hanging indents as usual.

Example from the Purdue OWL APA site. (Hanging indent not shown)

National Institute of Mental Health. (1990). Clinical training in serious mental illness (DHHS Publication No. ADM 90-1679).  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Try the DocsCite gov doc citation machine from Arizona State University Libraries--it offers a fill-in-the-blank template with step by step help.

More detailed information on citing various types of print and online government documents is available from the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries here:

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