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Major dictionaries and encyclopedias are not usually included in bibliographies, but in the notes instead. Lesser-known reference materials, however, may be included in your bibliography. Check with your instructor.
Dictionary Title, # ed., s.v. “entry name.”
Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 3rd ed., s.v. “donkey.”
Dictionary Title. # ed. City of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.
Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.
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