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. Retrieved from http://Website URL

Example:

Simpson, J., & Weiner, E. (1989). problem-solving. Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/problem-solving

In-text citation

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

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

solutions to difficult or complex issues: (Simpson & Weiner, 1989)

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