Q. How do I cite and reference an entry in a dictionary or encyclopedia?
Last, A. A. (Year). Title of entry. In Name of Dictionary/Encyclopedia. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://...
Group Author. (Year). Title of entry. In Name of Dictionary/Encyclopedia. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://...
Graham, G. (2019). Behaviorism. In E.N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Summer 2019 ed.). Stanford University. https://plato.standford.edu/archives/sum2019/entries/behaviorism/
Merriam-Webster (n.d). Self-report. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved November 23, 2019, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-report
(Group Author, Year).
- Online reference works are often continuously updated and do not have a date. Use n.d. if no date is given.
- Dictionaries usually do not have an individual author. Use the group author name instead.
- Use this FAQ for entires from Gale Encyclopedias and other ebook encyclopedia volumes.
- For more tips and examples on referencing in APA format, check here
- For more information on creating in-text citations, check here