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APA Style Guide: Pamphlets & Brochures

This guide is designed to help students learn about APA style and cite sources for their research.

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References to brochures or pamphlets are formatted in the same way as those to entire books.  If the author is a corporation or organization, begin the reference with the corporate author. In square brackets after the title, identify the publication as a brochure.

Often a brochure or a pamphlet will not contain all of the information you require for a reference.  If there is no date of publication, use the abbreviation n.d. (for "no date").  If there is no city or location identified for the publisher, use square brackets around the name of the city where the publisher is located, e.g. [Ottawa, ON]: Health Canada.

In many cases, the corporate author of the pamphlet is also the publisher. If so, substitute Author for the publisher's name in your reference.

Pamphlets & Brochures

Information required for a reference to a brochure or pamphlet includes:

  • Author or corporate author
  • Date of publication
  • Title
  • City or location of publisher
  • Publisher

Examples of References:

Alzheimer's Association. (2008, March). Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer's disease [Brochure]. [Chicago, IL]: Author.

Canadian Opthalmological Association. (2007). Diabetes and the eye [Brochure]. Ottawa, ON: Author.

Ontario. Ministry of the Environment. (2007). Conserving water in Ontario [Brochure]. Toronto, ON: Author.

Examples of In-Text Citations:

Proliferative retinopathy affects about 1 in 20 people with diabetes (Canadian Opthalmological Association, 2007).

Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are caused by the progressive deterioration of brain cells (Alzheimer's Association, 2008).

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