Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in JAIS style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in JAIS style

Cite A Dictionary entry in JAIS style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the JAIS 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 JAIS 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. Publication Title. City: Publisher.


Gulla, A. (2014). Top Reasons We Hide Our True Selves. Boycott the BS.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


The article is credible because the author has wrote many similar articles related to psychology. This means she has done a lot of research to become an expert on it. The articles gives reasons why we might hide ourselves. "We don't know ourselves" is an interesting reason why we hide our true selves. In "The Time Machine", it could be a reason why the time traveler has disappeared in the end. In "The Road", the bad guys might not know themselves. They might not know if it is their true self that want to kill other people. (Gulla, 2014)

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