Q. How do I reference an encyclopedia or dictionary entry from a library ebook?
Reference for entry without individual authors:
Title. (Year). In A.A. Editor (Ed.), Title of Online Encyclopedia (# ed., Vol. #, pp. #-#). Publisher.
Neuroplasticity. (2016). In J.L. Longe (Ed.), The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology (3rd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 810-811). Gale.
In-text citation for entry with no author:
("Title of entry", Year, p. #).
("Title of entry", Year).
("Neuroplasticity", 2016, p. 810)
Reference for entry with individual authors:
Last, A. A., Last, B. B., & Last, C.C. (Year). Title of entry. In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of Online Encyclopedia (# ed., Vol. #, pp. #-#). Publisher.
Pham-Kanter, G., Davidson, T., AM, & Odle, T. G. (2020). Substance abuse and Dependence. In B. Narins (Ed.), The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1045-1051). Gale.
In-text citation with author:
(AuthorLast, Year, p. #)
(Pham-Kanter et al., 2020).
- If a volume does not have its own title, include the volume number in parenthesis without italics.
- If there is no volume, leave this blank.
- Download the .pdf to determine the page number of the entry in the ebook (look for a downward arrow); If there is no PDF, leave the page range blank.