Citation/reference with No Author
When there is no author, cite the first few words of the reference source (usually a title) and the year of the publication. For an article, chapter, or webpage use double quotation marks around the title. For a title of a periodical, book, brochure, or a report (APA, p. 17) use italics. Example from an article in the reference list: Last day to submit a paper. (2010). Cheating Made Perfect Journal, 5, 125-128. Citation in text = (“Last Day to Submit,” 2010). Note: The comma comes before the quote mark. Capitalize the first and all major words in titles of books and journal articles in the text [usually four letters or more is a major word] and all verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns. In the reference list, the title moves to the author position with no italic (Section 6.27, p. 184; Example 9, p. 200). Reference example for newsletter article, no author (p. 200): Organized chaos. (2007, July). Texas Monthly, 10(11), 12-13. Retrieved from http://www.texasmonthly.com/
Note: When the title is moved to the author position it may be either in regular or italicized font depending on what type of document is being referenced. Remember, the general rule is the “parent” is italicized (e.g. a journal name is italicized but the article title is not italicized; a book title is italicized but chapter title is not italicized).
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