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APA Style Guide: Lab Reports and Analytics

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

Quick Tips

If there is no individual author for a report, you should list the company or organization responsible for the content as the corporate author

If the report has been assigned a number, provide the report number in parentheses after the title.

A technical report may 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"). 

When the publisher is the same as the author (e.g., with group authors), omit the publisher from the source element. 

Laboratory Reports and Analytics

Lab or diagnostic manuals follow the format for books.

  • Author(s) and/or editor(s)
  • Year of publication
  • Title and subtitle
  • Edition
  • Publisher
  • Page numbers for direct quotes from the author

Example of Reference

Pagana, K. D., Pagana, T. J., & Pagana, T. N. (2019). Mosby’s diagnostic and
       laboratory test reference
(14th ed.). Elsevier.

Examples of In-Text Citations:

Parenthetical citation:
(Pagana et al., 2019)

Narrative citation:
Pagana et al. (2019)

Quantitative paper example  A sample paper demonstrating APA style for quantitative papers, including figures.

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