How to Cite an Encyclopedia in APA

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Citing an encyclopedia entry in print

Structure:

F.M. (Publication year). Entry title. In Encyclopedia title. (Vol. XX, pp. XX-XX). City, State of publication: Publisher.

Note: Tertiary sources are not typically appropriate for research papers. Check with your instructor.

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Example:

McGhee, K., & McKay, G. (2007). Insects. In Encyclopedia of animals (p.175). Washington, D.c.: National Geographic Society.

 


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