APA Examples - Books - Dictionary/encyclopaedia

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In-text

Example

This can be defined as "existential dread…" (Bergmann, 1993, p. 502)

OR if no author use the title, if no date use n.d.

Example

(Escalator, n.d.)

Reference List

Print

Template

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of entry. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of dictionary/encyclopedia (Edition, Vol. x, pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher.

Example

Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The New Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th Ed., Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Online

Template

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of entry. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of dictionary/encyclopedia (Edition, Vol. x, pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher. http://www.xxxxxxxx

Example

Escalator (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster visual dictionary online. Merriam-Webster. http://www.visualdictionaryonline.com/arts-architecture/architecture/escalator.php

Wikipedia

Template

Title of entry. (Year, Month DD) In Wikipedia. (Edition, Vol. x, pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher. http://www.xxxxxxxx

Example

Wynnum, Queensland. (2019, September 19) In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wynnum,_Queensland&oldid=916497485

Wikipedia changes frequently so refer to the archived version of the page you are looking at. You can find the archived version by selecting "View History" and choosing the date and time you used.

Notes

Editors names are formatted with initial first then surname.

For first editions, omit all edition information.

For single volume works, omit volume information.

The online example does not have an author so is entered under the title of the work.

When an online reference work is continuously updated use "n.d." for the year of publication and include a retrieval date, e.g. "Retrieved Month DD, Year from http://www.xxxxxxxx".

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