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APA 7th Edition Style Guide: Book with No Author

How to set-up and cite your sources using APA 7th edition format.

Formatting your References

Once you type your references on the reference page, you will need to put in a hanging indent and double-space the entire reference list. In Microsoft Word, highlight the references from A to Z, then find the paragraph function in the Word ribbon. Select Hanging under Indentation and Double under spacing. See the Formatting your References tab for instructions on doing this on a Mac or in Google Docs.


Abbas, D. D. F. (2020). Manipulating of audio-visual aids in the educational processes in Al-Hilla University College. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24(3), 1248-1263.

Book with No Author


Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        
Book with a group author

(American Psychological Association, n.d.).


American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Ketamine. In APA dictionary of psychology. Retrieved September 16, 2020, from


Book with editor(s) and no author (referencing the entire book) (Leonard & Crawford, 2002)                                       

Leonard W. R., & Crawford M. H. (Eds.). (2002). Human biology of pastoral populations. Cambridge University Press.

Book with an editor(s) and no author (referencing a portion of the book) (Shulyer, 2005, p. 236). Shulyer, B. (Ed.). (2005). Psychological terms and meanings (2nd ed., Vol. 35). Bookies.
Book with Anonymous listed as the author (Anonymous, 2005). Anonymous. (2005). Go ask Alice. Simon Pulse.