Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in Vancouver style

Guide: How to cite a Dictionary entry in Vancouver style

Cite A Dictionary entry in Vancouver style

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Use the following template to cite a dictionary entry using the Vancouver 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.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Vancouver style.

Reference list

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

Template:

1. Author Surname Author Initial. Title [Internet]. Publication Title. City: Publisher; Year Published [cited Date Accessed]. p. Pages Used. Available from: http://Website URL

Example:

1. Merriam Webster [Internet]. 1st ed. Merriam Webster. 2014 [cited 15 September 2014]. Available from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/authentic

In-text citation

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

Template

(1)

Example

a :  worthy of acceptance or belief as conforming to or based on fact
b :  conforming to an original so as to reproduce essential features
c :  made or done the same way as an original (1)

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