Guide: How to cite a Encyclopedia article in ASA style

Guide: How to cite a Encyclopedia article in ASA style

Cite A Encyclopedia article in ASA style

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Use the following template to cite a encyclopedia article using the ASA 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 ASA style.

Reference list

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


Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. 'Title'. Publication Title Pages Used.


Cottingham, J. 2003. 'The Meaning Of Life'. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Ch 2.1 God Centred Views.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname Year Published)


If a person failed to do what God intends him to do with his life, then, on the current view, his life would be meaningless. (Cottingham 2003)

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