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How To Cite a Dictionary in Chicago/Turabian

Citing an online dictionary entry

Note: Popular dictionaries should be referenced in the notes only, but lesser-known dictionaries can be included in the bibliography. See sections 14.247 and 14.248 of the Chicago Manual of Style for additional information.

Structure:

Dictionary title, s.v. “Definition word,” by First name Last name (if applicable), accessed Month Date, Year, URL.

Note: Here is how you would cite the entry for “food baby” from an online dictionary accessed October 22, 2013 in your notes:

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Example:

Oxford Dictionaries, s.v. “food baby,” accessed October 22, 2013, http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/food-baby.

 


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