Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) 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.

Notes-Bibliography Format

Reference list

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

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. 'Title'. Publication Title. City: Publisher, Year Published. http://Website URL.

Example:

Oxford English Dictionary,. 'Anthropomorphism'. Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press, 2014. http://0-www.oed.com.library.newcastle.edu.au/view/Entry/8449?redirectedFrom=anthropomorphism#eid.

In-text citation

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

Template

Author Forename Author Surname, 'Title', Publication Title (City: Publisher, Year Published), http://Website-Url.

Example

Attribution of human form or character.  Oxford English Dictionary, 'Anthropomorphism', Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2014), http://0-www.oed.com.library.newcastle.edu.au/view/Entry/8449?redirectedFrom=anthropomorphism#eid.

Author-Date Format

Reference list

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

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. 'Title'. Publication Title. City: Publisher. http://Website URL.

Example:

Allen, Robert. 2003. 'Confidence'. Oxford Primary Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

In-text citation

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

Template

(Author Surname Year Published)

Example

believing that you are right or that you can do something (Allen 2003)

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