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.


Cramer, D., & Hick, J. (2009). Religious Pluralism. In Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Texas: Baylor University.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


based on the notion that the world is religiously ambiguous, such that it can be experienced either religiously or non-religiously, with no compelling proofs for or against any one religious or nonreligious interpretation of the world.

no one religion can lay claim to being the only context for authentic religious experience (Cramer & Hick, 2009)

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