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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").  

Pamphlets & Brochures

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

  • Author or corporate author
  • Date of publication
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • URL to brochure if published online

Examples of References:

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

Canadian Ophthalmological Association. (2007). Diabetes and the eye [Brochure]. 

Examples of In-Text Citations:

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

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

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