How to Cite a Product With APA

Updated July 21, 2017

In-text Citation

After you mention information about a product in text, include a citation within parentheses. Insert the name of the document, a comma and the year; for instance: (Best Oven Instructional Booklet, 2013). If you use the name of the document in text, omit it from the parentheses.

References Page

Include an-text citation on the References page, as well. Begin with the name of the document and a period. Put the document's date in parentheses. Add a period. List the italicized name of the product in sentence case with a period. Next put the name of the company, a comma and the city and state of production. Add a period. Conclude with the location of the product, if known. If you have possession of it, state "Copy in possession of author" without quotation marks. Finish with a period; for example: Best Oven Instructional Booklet. (2013). Best gas oven. Best Company Inc., New York, NY. Copy in possession of author.

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About the Author

Living in upstate New York, Susan Sherwood is a researcher who has been writing within educational settings for more than 10 years. She has co-authored papers for Horizons Research, Inc. and the Capital Region Science Education Partnership. Sherwood has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University at Albany.