A note about URLs

If you found your reference in an academic database (like Proquest Congressional Publications, or Hein Online), the database URL is not included.

If you found your reference on the open web (for example, govinfo.gov, add the DOI (or, if a DOI is not available, the URL), after the final period.

See page 296 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (2020) for more information.

Sample References

Sample House Report:

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001
H. Rpt. 107-131, pt. 1*
Date: July 10, 2001.
cong-sess: 107-1.

In text citation:

  • (H.R. Rep. No. 107-131, 2001)
  • House of Representatives Report No. 107-131 (2001)

Reference list entry:

  • H.R. Rep. No. 107-131, pt. 1 (2001). URL

*The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association does not include guidance about "parts" or "volumes," but, in general, defers to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (a legal citation manual) for any scenarios not covered by the APA examples. If your reference includes a part or volume, you can use the format dictated by The Bluebook, adding the part or volume number after the report number, as indicated above.

Sample Senate Report:

Investigation of Illegal or Improper Activities in Connection with 1996 Federal Election Campaigns, Vol. 1
S. Rpt. 105-167, vol. 1*
date: Mar. 10, 1998
cong-sess: 105-2

In Text Citation:

  • (S. Rep. No. 105-167, 1998)
  • Senate Report No. 105-167 (1998)

Reference List Entry:

  • S. Rep. No. 105-167, vol.1 (1998). URL

*The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association does not include guidance about "parts" or "volumes," but, in general, defers to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (a legal citation manual) for any scenarios not covered by the APA examples. If your reference includes a part or volume, you can use the format dictated by The Bluebook, adding the part or volume number after the report number, as indicated above.