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APA Style -6th edition

This guide provides resources for learning how to cite your sources using APA Style guidelines.

Book without Identified Author

If there is an editor instead of an author, you would simply insert the editor's name in the place where the author's name is now, followed by (Ed.).  The rest of the format would remain the same.
General Format

  • In-text citation, paraphrase: (Book title [usually shortened], year)

  • In-text citation, quotation: (Book title [usually shortened], year, page number)

  • Reference list citation: Book title: Subtitle. (Year). Place of Publication: Publisher.


  • In-text citation, paraphrase: (Merriam-Webster's, 2005)

  • In-text citation, quotation: (Merriam-Webster's, 2005, p. 3)

  • Reference list citation: Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (11th ed.). (2005). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.