Guide: How to cite a Encyclopedia article in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Encyclopedia article in APA style

Cite A Encyclopedia article in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a encyclopedia article 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.


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.


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. In Publication Title. City: Publisher.


Shetty, J., Strohm, B., Lee, S., Duan, G., & Bates, D. (2014). Cassava, the Next Corn for Starch Sweeteners. Industrial Biotechnology, 10(4), 275-284. doi:10.1089/ind.2014.0010

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


"Cassava, also known as tapioca, is grown for its enlarged starch-filled roots in Nigeria, Thailand, Brazil, Zaire, and Indonesia, and production is continuing to increase in Africa and Asia. Currently, Southeast Asia is the leading producer of cassava for industrial uses and trade. As high-quality cassava starch becomes increasingly available, its utilization as a replacement for sugar via enzymatic hydrolysis to sweeteners will offer local producers an opportunity for economic advancement and improved standard of living. Knowledge gained from the processing of starch from maize and wheat can be applied to cassava processing. Improvements to existing processes would be needed, however, as cassava has lower amylose content and lower impurities such as lipids and proteins compared to other plants." (Shetty, Strohm, Lee, Duan & Bates, 2014)

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