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Citation Guide: How to cite ENCYCLOPEDIAS

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in reference papers.

Well-known Reference Works

For well-know reference works, such as the Oxford English Dictionary or general encyclopedias, see Footnotes/ End notes section.



Note number. Title, edition, s.v. “term,” accessed date, URL.

Sample Note:

3. Turabian Style Guide, 8th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013), 17.5.3.


Title of entry or article. Name of reference source. Edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication.

Sample Citation:

Home Schooling. Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2009.