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In-text citation

(Author, Year of publication)

(Butterfield & Szymanski, 2018)

(Fehrenbach, 2020)

(American Psychological Association, 2015)

(Collins, n.d.)

(Merriam-Webster, n.d.)

 

Author (Year of publication)

Butterfield and Szymanski (2018)

Fehrenbach (2020)

American Psychological Association (2015)

Collins (n.d.)

Merriam-Webster (n.d.)

 

Direct quote: (Author, Year, p. x)

(Butterfield & Szymanski, 2018, p. 10)

(Fehrenbach, 2020, p. 21)

(American Psychological Association, 2015, p. 667)

(Collins, n.d., para. 1)

(Merriam-Webster, n.d., p. 10)

 

Reference list - print

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (Year of publication). Title of dictionary. Publisher.

Butterfield, A., & Szymanski, J. (Eds.). (2018). A dictionary of electronics and electrical engineering (5th ed.). Oxford University Press.

Fehrenbach, M.J. (Ed). (2020). Mosby's dental dictionary (4th ed.). Elsevier.

 

If the dictionary only has authors omit the Ed(s) statement. 

 

Entry from a dictionary

Print

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Entry title. In Title of dictionary (ed., p. x). 

American Psychological Association. (2015). Mood induction. In APA dictionary of psychology (2nd ed., p. 667).

Online

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Entry title. In Title of dictionary. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://xxxx

Collins. (n.d.). Serendipity. In Collins Dictionary. Retrieved May 25, 2024 from https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-word/serendipity

A whole dictionary

Author, A. A. (n.d.). Title of dictionary. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://xxxx

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved August 6, 2019, from https://merriam-webster.com/

 

Online reference works are continuously updated and need a retrieval statement, use n.d. as the publication year.

 

Encyclopedia

In-text citation

(Author,Year, p. x)

(Hansen,1998, p. 106)

(Doermann, n.d., para. 2)

Author (Year, p. x)

Hansen (1998, p. 106) describes catharsis ...

Doermann (n.d., para. 2)

(Title of the encyclopedia, Year, p. x)

The definition of acer is 'group of over 115 related species' (The Hutchinson encyclopedia, 2005, p. 4)

 

Reference list

With Author/Editor

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Article titleIn A. A. Editor (ed.), Title of the work (vol., pp.). Publisher. 

Hansen, F. (1998). Catharsis. In R. J. Corsini & A. J. Auerbach (Eds.), Concise encyclopedia of psychology (2nd ed.). John Wiley.

No Author/Editor

Title of work. (Year of publication). Publisher.

The Hutchinson encyclopedia (Rev. ed.). (2005). Hodder Arnold.

 

Entry from an online encyclopedia 

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Entry title. In Title of encyclopedia. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from https://xxxx

Doermann, D. S. (n.d.). Artificial intelligence. In World Book Advanced. Retrieved May 27, 2024 from

https://www-worldbookonline-com.tafeqld.idm.oclc.org/advanced/article?id=ar032470

 

Online reference works are continuously updated and need a retrieval statement, use n.d. as the publication year.

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