Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in U.S. Geological Survey style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in U.S. Geological Survey style

Cite A Dictionary entry in U.S. Geological Survey style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the U.S. Geological Survey 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 U.S. Geological Survey style.

Reference list

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


Author Surname, A., Year Published, Title: Publication Title, p. Pages Used.


García, L., and Villegas, C., 2015, Lectura y escritura en la universidad: procesos fundamentales en la comunicación del conocimiento: Revista electrónica de Humanidades, Educación y comunicación social., v. 19, no. 19, p. 125-126.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Recientes teorías del aprendizaje sostienen que a medida que avanzamos en el conocimiento del mundo, construimos conocimiento de manera activa, creando y recreando estructuras mientras nos encontramos con información nueva. (García and Villegas, 2015)

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