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APA Referencing - Education & Counselling students: Dictionary/Encyclopaedia

This guide provides information on how to reference using the APA 6th edition referencing style. PLEASE NOTE: Theology students should use Chicago Footnote Style

How to reference dictionaries/encyclopaedias

Dictionary

In-text reference

According to Asquith (2010)...

OR

...as it had been identified (Asquith, 2010).

Reference list

Surname, Initial. (Ed.). (Year). Title of dictionary. Place of publication: Publisher

Asquith, G. H. (Ed.). (2010). The concise dictionary of pastoral care and counselling. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press.

Encyclopaedia

In-text reference

According to Cully and Cully (1990)...

OR

...as it had been identified (Cully & Cully, 1990).

Reference list

Surname, Initial. (Ed.). (Year). Title of encyclopaedia. Place of publication: Publisher

Cully, I.V. & Cully, K.B. (Eds.). (1990). Harper's encyclopedia of religious education. San Francisco, Cal.: Harper & Row.

Entry in a dictionary or encyclopaedia

With author:

In-text reference

According to Siegel (2003)...

OR

...as it had been identified (Siegel, 2003).

Reference list

Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of entry. In Initial. Surname. (Ed.), Title of encyclopaedia. Place of publication: Publisher

Siegel, H. (2003). Philosophy of education. In Encyclopaedia Britannica. Edinburgh: Encyclopaedia Britannica.

 

With no author:

In-text reference

According to “Empathy” (1999)...

OR

...as it had been identified (“Empathy,” 1999).

Reference list

Title of entry. (Year). In Initial. Surname. (Ed.), Title of encyclopaedia. Place of publication: Publisher

Empathy (1999). In D.G. Benner & P. Hill, Peter (Eds), Baker encyclopedia of psychology and counselling (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Book House.

Online dictionary or encyclopaedia

In-text reference

According to “Differentiation” (2014)...

OR

...as it had been identified (“Differentiation,” 2014).

Reference list

Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of entry. In Initial. Surname. (Ed.), Title of dictionary/encyclopaedia. Retrieved from url of website

OR

 Title of entry. (Year). In Initial. Surname. (Ed.), Title of dictionary/encyclopaedia. Retrieved from url of website

Differentiation (2014). In S. Wallace. (Ed.), A Dictionary of education. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199212064.001.0001/acref-9780199212064-e-274?rskey=QbomB8&result=279

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