How to Cite an Encyclopedia in Chicago/Turabian

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Published May 7, 2012. Updated January 7, 2022.


Citing an encyclopedia entry in print


Last name, First name. Encyclopedia Title. # ed. # vols. Edited by First Name Last Name. City of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.

Note: Major dictionaries and encyclopedias are not usually included in bibliographies. Check with your instructor.

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McGhee, Karen and George McKay. Encyclopedia of Animals. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2007.

Note: No edition, volume or editor information is provided in this visual example. When such information is unavailable, omit it from the citation.

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