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How do you cite a reference to a book when there is no author or editor?

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

Example (print version):

  • Place the title in the author position. Alphabetize books with no author or editor by the first significant word in the title (Merriam in this case).
  • In text, use a few words of the title, or the whole title if it is short, in place of an author name in the citation: (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 2005).

Heuristic. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (11th ed.).                     Retrieved from http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/heuristic

Example (electronic version):

  • If the online version refers to a print edition, include the edition number after the title.