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Referencing Style Guide: Reference work

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

Reference Basics

Surname, A. B., Surname, C. D., & Surname, E. F. (Eds.). (Year). Book title: Subtitle (edition). Place of publication: Publisher.

Reference Work - Reference List

Harris, P., Vardaxis, N., & Nagy, S. (Eds.). (2010). Mosby's dictionary of medicine, nursing & health professions (2nd ed.). Sydney, NSW: Mosby.

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”.

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

Reference Work - In-Text Citation

Paraphrase
First citation

According to Harris, Vardaxis, and Nagy (2010, p. 85)...

Subsequent citations
Harris et al. (2010)

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

... ("Merriam-Webster's", 2005)