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Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU

Brochures, Fact Sheets & Templates: General Reference Format

Treat brochures, fact sheets, templates etc. like books. As with any reference list entry, the four elements you’ll need are the author, the date, the title and source. Indicate the type of publication in square brackets after the title, unless the publication type is included in the title.

Brochures, Fact Sheets & Templates: Sample References

Source                 In-text Reference      End-text Reference
(reference lists require handing indent)
Brochure (Edith Cowan University, n.d.)
Edith Cowan University. (n.d.). The joint achievement project [Brochure]. Perth, Australia: Author. 
Note: When the publisher is the same as the author, write ‘Author’ as the name of the publisher.
“Fact sheet”
not included in the title

Florek, S. (2003).

Florek, S. (2003). Megafauna extinction: Patterns of extinction [Fact sheet]. Retrieved from
“Fact sheet” included in the title

(Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, 2011)

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. (2011). FOI fact sheet 3: What information does the government hold? Retrieved from
(Jones, n.d., p. 2)
Jones, J. (n.d.). Models of learning [Handout]. (Available from Faculty of Education  and Arts, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Australia, 6027).
 Handout: No author
(Discourse Analysis, n.d., p. 5)
Discourse analysis [Handout]. (n.d.). (Available from Edith Cowan University, Pearson Street, Churchlands, Australia, 6018.)
"Template" not included in the title (Microsoft Office, n.d.)
Microsoft Office. (n.d.). Infant feeding log [Template]. Retrieved from
"Template" included in the title (Student Nurse Forum, n.d.)  
The Student Nurse Forum. (n.d.). Care plan template. Retrieved from

Technical or Research Report Reference





Technical or Research Report Reference

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Missing Reference Elements

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