Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in MBoC style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in MBoC style

Cite A Dictionary entry in MBoC style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the MBoC 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 MBoC 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, City: Publisher.


Lazerine, C., and Lazerine, D. (2008). Rap-up, New York: Grand Central Pub.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


"Hip hop roots can be found in the “toasting” of Jamaican Dj's, a vastly influential practice where djs would talk rhythmically over music they were playing, often with exaggerated braggadocio that would become synonymous with hiphop (Lazerine and Lazerine, 2008)

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