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APA 6th Edition

Since your personalized Strong Interest Inventory report is only available to you, you can consider the report to be personal communication. Personal communication (e.g., a phone call, conversation, interview, email, lecture, non-archived discussion group posting) does not provide recoverable data; therefore, the resource is only cited within the text but not in the reference list (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 179). When citing personal communication, provide the first initial and last name of your contact or the group/corporate name, “personal communication”, and the date the communication took place. For example, (J. Greenwood, personal communication, January 15, 2004), or J. Greenwood (personal communication, January 15, 2004). You don't need to specify the type of communication within your citation. In the case of your Strong Interest Inventory report, please cite the authors of the report as the source of the information.

Reference

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

APA 7th Edition

Since your personalized Strong Interest Inventory report is only available to you, you can consider the report to be personal communication. Personal communication does not provide recoverable data; therefore, the resource is only cited within the text but not in the reference list (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 260). Citations to personal communications should provide the author’s first initial and last name or the organizational author's name, the words “personal communication”, and the date the communication took place, the date of the resource, or the date that you accessed the resource. For example, "quotation" (C. Hare, personal communication, November 29, 2019) or C. Hare (personal communication, November 29, 2019) argued that "quotation". You don’t need to specify the type of communication; only the words “personal communication” are needed in the citation. If your reader needs to know more about how you accessed the information, you can describe that in your text.

In the case of your Strong Interest Inventory report, please cite the authors of the report as the source of the information.

Reference

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