Q. How do I cite unpublished, internal documents, such as reports/data from a work project, in APA Style?


For information about citing unpublished and informally published works, please refer to pages 211-212 of the APA Publication Manual. Note that this format applies to documents retrieved from the Academic Success Center and the Dissertation Center.

The reference should follow the standard format:

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of material. Unpublished manuscript [or   

     "Manuscript submitted for publication," or "Unpublished raw data]. Retrieved from



The Graduate School. (2015, June 9). Dissertation resource manual. Unpublished

        manuscript. Dissertation Center, Northcentral University. Retrieved from


The following websites provide additional examples for citing internal documents:




Please note that this information only serves as guidance. For additional assistance with APA Style, please contact the NCU Academic Success Center at asc@ncu.edu or on the Commons: https://vac.ncu.edu/writing-center-commons/


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  1. Thank you so much for your immediate reply. This was most helpful.
    by Tracey Perrault on May 13, 2017.