APA Referencing – What if I don’t have all the information?

If there is information missing from your reference and you cannot find it, there are still ways to reference the information using the APA format:

No date:

If no date on the document use (n.d.) – For example:
In text –
Royal College of Nursing (n.d.) OR (Royal College of Nursing, n.d.).

In the reference list –
Royal College of Nursing. (n.d.). Dignity: Principle A. Retreived from https://www.rcn.org.uk/clinical-topics/nutrition-and-hydration/current-work/dignity

No place of publication:

If no place of Publication on the document use (n.p.) – For example:

Huber, D. (2018). Leadership & nursing care management (6th ed.). (n.p.): Elsevier.

No author:

When a work has no identified author, cite in text the first few words of the reference
list entry (usually the title) and the year.  Here is an example of a journal article:

“Care and society” (2016) OR (“Care and society”, 2016).

In text use double quotation marks around the title of an article, a chapter, or a web page, and italicise the title of a journal, a book, a brochure, or a report.

In the reference list:
Care and society. (2016). The Lancet, 388, 1246. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31704-4


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