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For standardized classic works, such as the Bible or Qu'ran, you can simply use an in-text citation and omit that entry from the reference list. If the source is translated, list the year of the translation with "trans." before it. For example, (Laozi, trans. 2013). If you know the year the source was originally published, include that in your citation. For exampe, (Donne, 1624/2013). If you are citing or referring to a specific part of a classical work use the standardized numbering system for that work in the place of page numbers.
Major classical works may be omitted from the reference list, otherwise follow the regular conventions for the source you consulted.
APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed., pages 178-179.