Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in APA style

Cite A Dictionary entry in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the APA 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.

Key:

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

Reference list

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

Template:

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Publication Title. City: Publisher. Abgerufen von http://Website-Url

Example:

The Economist,. (2015). Political pantomime. Abgerufen 29 April 2015, von http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2015/01/presidents-agenda?zid=311&ah=308cac674cccf554ce65cf926868bbc2

In-text citation

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

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

With Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress, they are unlikely to cooperate. The president's boldest proposal, to reform America’s tax system, has less hope of becoming law while he remains in office than Mr Clinton's scheme to permanently end the deficit. (The Economist, 2015)

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