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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style

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Referencing an online encyclopedia article/entry

The example below shows how to reference an online encyclopedia entry and indicates the elements required. 

Author, A or Corporate/Group Author. (Date). Title of entry in sentence case. In Title of encyclopedia in italic sentence case. URL

Easton, B. (2012). Economic history: Boom and bust, 1870–1895. In Te Ara: The encyclopedia of New Zealand. http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/economic-history/page-5 


Examples

Reference list entry

Easton, B. (2012). Economic history: Boom and bust, 1870–1895. In Te Ara: The encyclopedia of New Zealand
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/economic-history/page-5

In-text citations

Page/paragraph numbers are optional for paraphrased information.

Narrative
According to Easton (2012) ... (para. 4).

Parenthetical
... (Easton, 2007, para. 4).


Referencing an online dictionary entry (individual author)

The example below shows how to reference an online dictionary entry with an individual author and indicates the relevant elements.

Author, A. (Date). Title of entry in sentence case. Title of dictionary in italic sentence case. Publisher. URL

Moorefield, J. C. (n.d.). Pōtae. In Te aka Māori dictionary. Te Murumāra Foundation. https://maoridictionary.co.nz/search?idiom=&phrase=&proverb=&loan=&histLoanWords=&keywords=hat 


Examples

Reference list entry

Baldick, C. (2008). Death of the author. In The Oxford dictionary of literary terms. Oxford University Press.
https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199208272.001.0001/acref-9780199208272-e-284

In-text citations

Narrative
Baldick (2008) defines ...

Parenthetical
... (Baldick, 2008).


Referencing an online dictionary entry (corporate/group author)

The example below shows how to reference an online dictionary entry with a corporate/group author and indicates the relevant elements.

Corporate/Group Author. (Date). Dictionary entry. In Title of dictionary in italic sentence case. URL

Cambridge University Press. (n.d.). Usurpation. In Cambridge dictionaryhttps://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/usurpation 


Examples

Reference list entry

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Practice. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionaryhttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/practice

In-text citations

Narrative
According to the Merriam-Webster (n.d.) dictionary entry for 'practice' ...

Parenthetical
... (Merriam-Webster, n.d.).

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