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APA Style Guide, 6th Edition: Non-Routine Information

A style guide for APA

Non-Routine Information

Non-routine information (6.29)

Use non-routine information to help the reader locate the material. Place the non-routine information in square brackets [] after the title and end with a period.

Examples of Non-routine Information
[Letter to the editor].
[Special issue].
[Special section].
[Abstract].
[Brochure].
[Motion picture].
[Lecture notes].
[Supplemental material].
[Video webcast].

Example:

Mallory, G. A. (2010, November/December). Professional nursing societies and evidence-based practice: Strategies to cross the quality chasm [Special issue]. Nursing Outlook, 58(6), 279-286. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2010.06.005

Helman, G. (Producer), & Jones, D. (Director). (2002). 84 charing cross road [Motion picture]. United States: Columbia Pictures. 

JDonnelly. (2008). IRSC fire academy class 118 [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkJB7YjkiU  

Booker, M. K. (2010). Historical dictionary of science fiction cinema [Adobe Digital Editions version]. Retrieved from www.netlibrary.com