Example APA Style: Internal documents (Intranet)
When using sources from an (internship-) company like internal memos, internal company data, guidelines, transcripts or other sources from the intranet, the APA Style has specific rules.
It is possible that some readers of your dissertation have access to the internal data but others don’t. When you’re doing an internship for a company, your boss will have access to the data but your professor at the University won’t.
Not every reader has access to the source
You can handle the source as a normal internet source. This means, you can record the short version in your text and the complete version in your reference list. Next to that you add a footnote, which explains to the readers that the source is from the intranet and may not be accessible to everyone.
|APA-format||NameOrganisation. (Year, Month day). NameDocument [TypeDocument]. Retrieved from http://Website|
|In reference list||Apple. (2016, September 18). Guidelines employees [Guidelines]. Retrieved from intranet.apple.com/newsupdate/guideline.pdf|
|In the text|
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Example – Footnote with an intranet source
No link available
If there is no link available for the source, we advise you to make use of the APA rules for ‘personal communication’. This means you don’t have to record the source in your reference list.
Important internal document
If the document plays an important role in your dissertation, you could also add it to the appendix (ask the company first, if that’s okay). Instead of recording the source according to the APA Style, you only refer to the appendix.