Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in IOP style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in IOP style

Cite A Dictionary entry in IOP style

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

Reference list

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


[1] Author Surname Author Initial Year Published Title Publication Title Pages Used


[1] Shakespeare W, Andrews R, Smith R, Wienand V and Gibson R 2005 The merchant of Venice (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press)

In-text citation

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




“I’ll not be made a soft and dull-eyed fool”
“This is the fool that lent out money gratis” 
“pound of flesh"
“but lend it rather to thine enemy, who if he break thou mayot with better face exact the penalty”
“The quality of mercy is not strain’d … Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there.”
“Hath a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases” 
“If a Jew wrongs a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrongs a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge.”
“O father Abram, what these Christians are, /whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect” 
“This kindness will I show.”
“The Hebrew will turn Christian: he grows kind” 
“my deeds upon my head! I crave the law” 
“the penalty and forfeit of my bond.” [1]

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