Answered By: Theresa Bell
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2019     Views: 77327

APA 6th Edition

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.

Online 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.

Reference

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

APA 7th Edition

Pamphlets and brochures fall under the category of grey literature, and "it is optional-but often helpful-to describe these less common types of gray literature in square brackets after the title" (American Psychological Association [APA], 2020, p. 329).

Print pamphlet/brochure

Company Name. (year). Title of resource [Pamplet OR Brochure]. Publisher name.

  • In-text citation: (Company Name, year, p./para. X)
  • If the publisher of the pamphlet is also the author, omit the publisher's name from the reference (APA, 2020, p. 329).

Online pamphlet/brochure

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

  • In-text citation: (Company name, year, p./para.X)
  • If the publisher of the pamphlet is also the author, omit the publisher's name from the reference (APA, 2020, p. 329).

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000