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APA Style: Official publication online

APA Referencing

Citing Online Government Documents

If no person is named, use the government agency or department as a group author.

The style does require that the author and publisher should be recorded as they appeared when the document was published, whether in print or online – not amended to their current title.

Official Publication Online

In-text citation

(Department of Health, 2017)


Reference List

Department of Health. (2017). Tobacco free Ireland annual report 2015.

Name of Department/Agency. (Year). Title of document: Subtitle (Report No. xxx [if available]). URL of specific