I'm writing a paper in APA-style. At the end of it, I have my references. There is this one paper (actually an internship report) that I refer to, but it hasn't been submitted for publication. How should I write this down?

  • $\begingroup$ I don't think this question is on-topic. Although questions about the publication-process specific to cogsci/psych are on-topic, this is just a general and easy-to-search question about the APA style. We do not want to become a reference site for APA style. Also, I believe this does not meet standards of initial research $\endgroup$ May 18, 2012 at 20:07
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    $\begingroup$ This question might do well on academia.stackexchange.com, no? $\endgroup$
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    May 18, 2012 at 22:20
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Usually citations of gray literature should be avoided. If, however, it is necessary, the APA suggests to provide as much information as possible (see, for instance, the APA style blog). For specific style suggestions, see, for instance, a library handout summarizing the APA guides on gray literature.


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