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When the place of publication is not available in a book, check the library catalogue or search for the publisher online to try to locate these details. If you find the place of publication from sources other than the publication itself, use square brackets around this information (Hume-Pratuch, 2010). When using Mendeley, the reference will not include square brackets.

If no place of publication is available at all, use (n.p.) in brackets (Unitech Library, 2017). In Mendeley you will need to add n.p. in the City field. This will appear without the brackets.

For self-published books or where the publisher is not clear, use the information indicated under the copyright statement as the publisher. If this is the same as the author, use 'Author' in the publisher position (American Psychological Association, 2010). Never use the printer as the publisher.

 

Examples:

Fisher, C. (2009). Materia medica of western herbs. [Nelson, N.Z.].: Vitex Medica.

Tan, E., & Adams, J. (2006). Herbal manufacturing: How to make medicines from plants (2nd ed.). [Abbotsfield, VIC]: Author.

Tan, E. (2013). Botany of the flowering plants (4th ed.). (n.p.): Author.

 

Mendeley examples:

Tan, E. (2013). Botany of the flowering plants (4th ed.). n.p.: Author.

Tan, E., & Adams, J. (2006). Herbal manufacturing: How to make medicines from plants (2nd ed.). Abbotsfield, VIC: Author.

 

Both the manual and Mendeley examples are acceptable.

 

American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: Author.

Hume-Pratuch, J. (2010, February 12), The generic reference: where [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/01

         /the-generic-reference-where.html

Unitech Library (2017), APA 6th referencing: missing detalis. Retrieved from May 5, 2017, from http://libguides.unitec.ac.nz/apareferencing/missing-

         details

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