Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in Chest style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in Chest style

Cite A Dictionary entry in Chest style

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

Reference list

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


1. Author Surname Author Initial. Title [Internet]. Publication Title. Year Published [cited 2013 Oct 10];:Pages Used. Available from: http://Website-Url


1. Knibbs et. al. G. 1301.0 -  Year Book Australia, 2001 [Internet]. 2007 [cited 2015 Apr 30];Available from:

In-text citation

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




"Causes of Decrease in Crime - The statistics given show that there has been a considerable decrease in crime throughout Australasia...The deterrent effect of punishment, in respect of many offences, notably drunkenness, vagrancy, petty larcenies, etc., appears to be almost negligible. In general, punishment has declined in brutality and severity, and has improved in respect of being based to a greater extent upon a scientific [penological] system, though in this latter respect there is yet much to be desired…Part of the improvement may no doubt be referred also to the general amelioration in social condition that has taken place during the last fifty years" (Commonwealth Year Book No.1, 1908, pp. 760-761). 1

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