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APA encyclopedia / dictionary citation for APA format

APA format is one of several different writing formats used for publications, papers, essays, and books today. APA style is also available for citing sources like photos, audio podcasts or videos. This particular style is established by the American Psychological Association, and used by professionals in psychology and many other sciences. Nowadays building a bibliography is very important due to thread of somebody’s intellectual property rights violence, moreover that could be rather time and labour-consuming process to facilitate which is easy within free citation machine for any format and source available.

According to APA citation guide, an online encyclopedia falls under the general heading of “electronic sources.” As such, the online encyclopedia reference should include the associated URL. Also, since online encyclopedia entries don’t usually include the author’s name, the listing should begin with the entry name. Often encyclopedias and dictionaries do not provide bylines (authors’ names). When no byline is present, move the entry name to the front of the citation. Provide publication dates if present or specify (n.d.) if no date is present in the entry. The in-text citation should reference this entry name and the entry’s date of publication.

In text citations a parenthetical citation should use the format (“Entry Name,” date) when a publication date is available, or (“Entry Name,” n.d.) if no date is present. A signal phrase should follow the same guidelines. To create APA encyclopedia citation for the reference list within APA citation generator it is required to collect followed information:

  • Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial;
  • Year of publication;
  • Title of entry or article;
  • Retrieved from complete URL from authoritative website.