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Referencing Style Guide: No author

This guide explains how to reference according to the APA 6th Edition.

No Author - Reference List

Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (11th ed.). (2005). Springfield, MA:  Merriam-Webster.

Note: When a work has no author, the title of the work comes to the front.

In the Reference List, alphabetise by the first significant word in the title. 

Only use Anonymous as author when the author is specifically designated as “Anonymous”.

No Author - In-Text Citation

Paraphrase
... (“Merriam-Webster’s”, 2005)

Note: When citing a source with no author, use a shortened form of the title within quotation marks.