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How do I reference a pamphlet or brochure in APA Style?

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Since the resource is likely a single publication - that is, it's not a periodical, such as a journal - I'd recommend treating the pamphlet as a nonperiodical. The American Psychological Association (2010) allows for nonroutine information to be provided after the title of the resource: "If nonroutine information is important for identification and retrieval, provide it in brackets immediately after the title and any parenthetical information. Capitalize the first letter of the notation. Brackets indicate a description of form, not a title" (p. 186). You'll find examples of notations that can be included to notify works on page 186, but for the purposes of this question, [Pamplet] or [Brochure] would work. There isn't a specific example in the APA manual for how to reference a pamphlet or brochure, which means that you'll need to adapt a reference example to make it appropriate for your resource. Here are a few sample reference formats - please adapt these as necessary to suit your resource:

Print pamphlet/brochure

Company Name. (year). Title of resource [Pamplet OR Brochure]. Publisher city, State Abbreviation OR Publisher City, Country: Publisher name.

If the publisher of the pamphlet is also the author, you can use the word "Author" instead of repeating the author's name as the publisher:

Company name. (year). Title of resource [Pamphlet OR Brochure]. Publisher city, State Abbreviation OR Publisher City, Country: Author.

Electronically-retrieved pamphlet/brochure

Company name. (year). Title of resource [Pamphlet OR Brochure]. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxx 

To cite the pamphlet/brochure in-text, use the corporate author, the year the work was published (or "n.d." if a date isn't available), and page numbers for a multi-page work or paragraph numbers: (Author, year, p./para. X). Please see "What is an in-text citation in APA Style?" for more information.


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

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