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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Book with Organization as Author


Name of Organization. (Year of publication). Title of work in italics and sentence case: Capitalize first letter of subtitle (# ed.). Name of Publisher.



National Fire Protection Association. (2009). Fundamentals of fire fighting skills (2nd ed.). Jones and Bartlett.


  • When there is no edition number, omit from the reference.

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

Reference Information

National Fire Protection Association. (2009). Fundamentals of fire fighting skills (2nd ed.). Jones and Bartlett

In-text Citation Guidelines




First in-text citation:

(National Fire Protection Association [NFPA], 2009).          

Subsequent citations in-text:

(NFPA, 2009)            



First in-text citation:

According to National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] (2009), "consider this a direct quote" (p. 237).

Subsequent citations in-text:

According to NFPA (2009), "consider this a direct quote" (p. 237).

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.