Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in AMS style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in AMS style

Cite A Dictionary entry in AMS style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the AMS citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the AMS style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, A., Year Published: Title. Publication Title, Pages Used. http://Website-Url (Accessed October 10, 2013).


Weakland, C., 2012: “West Side Story”: The Musical That Broke the Rules. Flynn Center Blog,. (Accessed April 29, 2015).

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname Year Published)


Thematically, West Side Story again broke the rules. Since West Side Story opened on Broadway in 1957, musical theater has given us many subversive and confrontational shows: Urinetown, Assassins, even Miss Saigon. None of them would have existed had West Side Story not first taught us that musicals could be made from painful stories that force us to confront our most dangerous internalized philosophies (Weakland 2012)

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