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APA Citation Style, 6th Edition: No Author

APA Citation Style

Book with No Author

‚Äč(THIS Libguide IS FOR APA 6th edition, click here to visit our new APA 7th edition Libguide)

  • If books have no author or editor, they should be alphabetized by the first significant word of the title in your reference list.
  • For in-text citation, use a shortened version of the title, or the whole title if it is short, in place of the author's last name. 
  • Be consistent with your in-text citations through your entire paper.

General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Book title- or shortened version if applicable, year)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Book title- or shortened version if applicable, year, page number)


Book title in its entirety. (Year). Location of publication: Publisher.

Carrie Forbes, MLS

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Carrie Forbes
Laupus Library
Room 2518
East Carolina University
600 Moye Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-2217 -OR- 252-689-8734 (TEXT)
Subjects: Nursing

Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (6th Edition). Please refer to page 203 of the APA Manual (6th Edition) for more information.

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