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- Basic Guidelines for citing scientific and technical reports
- Citation Examples
- Enter author’s surname followed by no more than 2 initials (e.g. Smith JD)
- List all names of authors/editors, regardless of the number
- List names in the order they appear in the text
- Separate each author name by a comma and a space
Title of Report
- Enter the title of a report as it appears in the original document
- Only capitalize the first word of a title, proper nouns, proper adjectives, acronyms, and initialisms
- Use a colon followed by a space to separate a title from a subtitle
- Indicate the edition/version being cited after the title when a report is published in more than one edition or version
- Use arabic ordinals. E.g.: Instead of “Second” or “II”, use 2nd
Place of publication
- Place is defined as the city where the report was published
- For U.S and Canadian cities, include the abbreviated state or province in the place of conference and place of publication
- For cities outside the U.S. and Canada, include the country name or country code. (I.e: Malaga (ES) or Malaga (Spain) )
- Record the name of the publisher as it appears in the publication
Date of publication
- Always give the year of publication
- Include the month of publication, if desired, after the year. E.g. 2008 Jan
- Abbreviate months to the first three letters (e.g. January becomes Jan)
- Give the report number as it appears on the publication
- Precede the number with the wording Report No.: and a space
- End the number with a period
1. Author AA, Author BB. Title of Report. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication. Total number of pages. Report No.: Report Number.
2. Page E, Harney JM. Health hazard evaluation report. Cincinnati (OH): National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (US); 2001 Feb. 24 p. Report No.: HETA2000-0139-2824.
3. Organization Name. Title of Report. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication. Total number of pages. Report No.: Report Number.
4. Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Opiod-related harms in Canada. Ottawa (ON): CIHI; 2018 Dec. 80 p.
5. Author AA, Author BB. Title of report [internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication [cited YYYY MMM DD]. Total number of pages. Report No.: Report number. Available from: URL doi: if available.
6. Public Health Agency of Canada. Canadian national report on immunization, 2006. Ottawa ON: Scientific Publication and Multimedia Services Section of the Communications Directorate [cited 2019 Mar 7]. 52 p. 32S3:1. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/migration/phac-aspc/publicat...
7. Author AA, Author BB. Title of Report. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication. Name and number of part, Title of part; Location of part.
8. Townsend FF. The Federal response to Hurricane Katrina: lessons learned. Washington: The White House; 2006 Feb. Figure 1.2, Hurricane Katrina compared to hurricanes Ivan, Andrew, and Camille; p. 7.