Include the author, year, report title, report number (if applicable), and publisher when citing a report in a reference entry. In-text citations would typically include the author (or writing organization) and the year of publication. For example, one might cite "John Kennedy delivered this speech in 1962" or "John F. Kennedy delivered this speech in 1962." Online sources can be harder to find, so it's acceptable to list only the report title instead (for example, "The Commission on National Policy Reports, Volume I" or "The Commission on National Policy Reports — Volume I").
Citations are also necessary when using information from reports in articles or books. The format for in-text citations depends on the type of source being cited. If the report is available in print, you should use the bibliography style that is typical for books. If the report isn't printed but rather exists only as an online resource, you should use a parenthetical citation. For example, one might cite "the report by the Kennedy Commission on National Policy" or "a study by the Kennedy Commission on National Policy".
References must be consistent in how they're numbered. This means that if you were to reference page 5 of a 10-page document, then all references to that document should also be page 10.
Include the author's name and initials, the report title (italicized), the report number, the organization that published it, and the URL when referencing a report with an individual author (if accessed online, e.g. as a PDF). Brochures are referred in a similar fashion. Lab reports are cited using the authors' names and the date of the experiment or test.
Reports may also be referenced by their table of contents or index numbers. These references are inserted into the text at the place where the reference is to be found.
You will need to cite your sources whenever you write a report. A reference page, often known as a "bibliography" or "works cited" page, gives credibility to a report while allowing you to acknowledge your sources. You should include only those sources that are relevant to the topic of the report.
The basic form for a book reference page is: author's name, year published, title of book, publisher, address (worldwide), page numbers.
If you are writing a report on an individual author, it is not necessary to list every single book they have written since they were born (unless they are famous authors who have written many books!). Instead, mention only the most important or relevant books during the course of your discussion.
When writing reports for classes or publications, it is acceptable to use pages from other books, magazines, and websites as references. In addition, there are several online databases that list books by subject area. One such resource is the Online Bookshelf developed by Harvard University. It provides information about more than 900 books by including reviews, ratings, and lists of related books and movies.
The following is the fundamental format for an annual report reference list entry in Chicago style, 17th edition: the report's author(s). The report's title Publisher and year of publishing: Publisher and year of publication. These items should be listed in that order.
For example, if the author of the report is John Doe, then you would write "John Doe published his annual report in 2017." If the publisher of the report is a company, then you would write "Company X published the annual report of John Doe."
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