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How to Cite a Position Statement


A position statement is a document issued by a health organization, a corporation, an individual or other organization. The statement is commonly issued by a public health organization on a matter of public health and safety in the form of a pamphlet, brochure or press release. The statement identifies a particular issue of concern and provides background data, general facts and information to help the public to understand the issue. Cite a position statement in a brochure or pamphlet that was used as source material in your work as you would a book.

Assume we are citing the Position Statement on Tobacco Use and Dependence issued by the Tobacco Education Coalition of Shasta County in August of 2008 and accessed December 31, 2010. The brochure is also available on the Shasta County website.

Cite the position statement using MLA style. Cite the in text reference as follows: (Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition). Cite the source in the works cited list with the sequence and punctuation as follows: Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition. Tobacco Use and Dependence (italicized). California: Shasta County, 2008. Print. If the brochure or pamphlet was taken from the web, follow the same order as above except remove print as the medium of publication and complete the citation as follows: Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition. Tobacco Use and Dependence (italicized). California: Shasta County, 2008. Shasta County (italicized). Web. 31 Dec 1010.

Cite the position statement using APA style. Cite the in text reference as follows: (Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition, 2008). Cite the source in the reference list with the sequence and punctuation as follows: Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition (2008). Tobacco Use and Dependence (italicized). California: Shasta County. If the brochure or pamphlet was taken from the web, follow the same order except remove publication city and publisher, and end the citation with the web site. Cite the web reference as follows: Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition (2008). Tobacco Use and Dependence (italicized). Retrieved from http:http://www.co.shasta.ca.us

Cite the position statement using Chicago Style. Cite the in text reference as follows: (Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition, 2008). Cite the source in the bibliography with the sequence and punctuation as follows: Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition, Tobacco Use and Dependence (italicized) California, Shasta County 2008. If the brochure or pamphlet was taken from the web, follow the same order as above except remove publication city, publisher and date and end the citation with the access date and the complete URL. Cite the web reference as follows: Shasta County Tobacco Education Coalition, Tobacco Use and Dependence (italicized), accessed December 31, 2010, http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/HHSA/AlcoholTobaccoandOtherDrugs/SCTEC_Position_Statement_Brochure_FINAL.sflb.ashx.

About the Author

Keela Helstrom began writing in 2010. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years of accounting and finance experience. Though working as a consultant, most of her career has been spent in corporate finance. Helstrom attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has her Bachelor of Science in accounting.

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