Technical & Research Reports

General Format & Notes


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of work (Report No. xxx). Location: Publisher.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of work (Report No. xxx). Retrieved from Agency Name website: https://www.xxxxxxxx

  • If the report has been assigned a number, provide that number in parentheses following the title.
  • If the author is also the publisher, use the word Author after the location.
  • If the report was retrieved online, the name of the publisher gets added to the retrieval statement unless the publisher has been identified as the author.

Government Reports

If a report was obtained from the U.S. Government Printing Office, list it as the publisher in your reference (see example below).

Government Document/Report, Print

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.

Government Document/Report, Retrieved Online

National Cancer Institute. (2016). Taking part in cancer treatment research studies (Publication No. 16-6249). Retrieved from

Non-Governmental Reports

Authored Report

Kessy, S. S. A., & Urio, F. M. (2006). The contribution of microfinance institutions to poverty reduction in Tanzania (Research Report No. 06.3). Retrieved from

Report with Corporate Author

American Psychological Association, Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. (2007). Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. Retrieved from

Report from Institutional Archive

McDaniel, J. E., & Miskel, C. G. (2002). The effect of groups and individuals on national decisionmaking: Influence and domination in the reading policymaking environment (CIERA Report 3-025). Retrieved from University of Michigan, Center for Improvement of Early Reading Achievement website: