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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Lab Manual

According to the APA, a Lab Manual should be cited and referenced like a book. When a book has no clear author, move the title in place of author. For more information, click here.

Formatting Examples

When the title of an item is in place of author, use a few words of the title in-text, or the whole title if it is short; additionally, it should be written in title case and with italics.

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

Health and safety manual. (2008). University of British Columbia.

In-text Citation Guidelines



Parenthetical example

Note: If you are paraphrasing from a lengthy document, also include page, paragraph or heading info. 


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Health and Safety Manual, 2008).                        


Narrative example


According to Health and Safety Manual (2008), "consider this a direct quote" (p. 11).

Remember, in-text citation formatting may change depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number or Heading for more information.  

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