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APA Citation Style (6th edition)

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dictionary definition (print with no author) (Sec. 7.02 APA Publication Manual)

Format

Title of entry. (year of publication). Title of book: Subtitle information (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference Example

Protest. (1971). Compact edition of the Oxford English dictionary (Vol. 2, p.2335). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

In-text Example

("Protest," 1971)

Dictionary definition (electronic with author) (Sec. 7.02 #29 APA Publication Manual)

Format

Author, A.A. (year of publication). Title of entry. In A.A. Editor (Ed.), Title of resource (edition). Retrieved from URL

Reference Example

Liscombe, R.W. (2005). Rattenbury, Francis Mawson. In Grove Art online. Retrieved http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T070863?q=british+columbia&search=quick&source=oao_gao&pos=12&_start=1#firsthit

In-text Example

Online with no page numbers:

(Liscombe, 2005)

Encyclopedia entry (electronic with no author) (Sec. 7.02 #30 APA Publication Manual)

Format

Title of entry. (year of publication). In Title of Encyclopedia. Retrieved from URL

Reference Example

Balkans. (2009). In Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/50325/Balkans

In-text Example

("Balkans," 2009)