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Anthropology - UMBC: How to cite ENCYCLOPEDIAS

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How to cite Encyclopedias

 MLA Encyclopedia or Dictionary Entry Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

 Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Title of Entry or Article." Title of Reference Source. edition. year. Print.

Examples:
"Home." Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 1989. Print.

Ring, Arnold A. "Real Estate." Encyclopedia Americana. 1997. Print.

"The Art of Architecture." Encyclopædia Britannica: Macropædia. 15th ed. 2002. Print.

How to cite ONLINE Encyclopedias

MLA Encyclopedia or Dictionary Entry Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

 

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Title of Entry or Article." Name of Reference Source. edition. Name of database. Web. Date of access.

Example:
“Concrete." Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia. EBSCO, 2009. Web. 17 Jan. 2004.

Bigus, Jochen. "Business Bankruptcy." Encyclopedia of Law & Society:American and Global Perspectives. Sage, 2007. Web. 16 Apr. 2009.