Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in ACL style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in ACL style

Cite A Dictionary entry in ACL style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the ACL 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 ACL style.

Reference list

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

Template:

Author Forename Author Surname. Year Published. Title.

Example:

 Dosomething.org. 2015. 11 Facts About Teens And Alcohol | DoSomething.org | America's largest organization for youth volunteering opportunities, with 2,700,000 members and counting.

In-text citation

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

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

In 2012, nearly 3/4 of students (72%) have consumed alcohol (more than just a few sips) by the end of high school (Dosomething.org, 2015)

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