Q. How do I do a document citation with no page number?
Here's how to cite a reference that does not have a page number:
- In APA, use a paragraph number if a page number is not available.
- Furthermore, use a section heading (if available) and then include the paragraph number in that section.
- Example: Discussion section, para. 1--after listing the author and year in the text.
- Or, give the author and year followed by a comma, then in quotations the name of the section heading.
(Flores, Hickenlooper, & Saxton, 2018, para. 5).
(Golan, Kuchler, & Krissof, 2018, “Mandatory Labeling of Food,” para. 4).
The References page does not include paragraph numbers.
Visit the APA Help guide for more examples.
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