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Citation Help: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

MLA Citation Examples: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Important Elements for Web Reference Works

  • Author (Last, First)
  • Title of Article
  • Title of Reference Work
  • Publisher
  • Publication Year
  • Access (web)
  • Date of Access

Important Information for Print Reference Works

  • Author (Last, First)
  • Title of Article
  • Title of Reference Work
  • Editors Names
  • Edition
  • Volume
  • Publication Location
  • Publisher
  • Publication Year
  • Medium (print)

Web Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Works Cited List

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Reference Work. Publisher, Year. Web. Day Month Year.

Bowen Hustedt, Michele. "Voxman, Himie." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, 2014. Web. 1 May 2014.

Print Encyclopedias

Works Cited List

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of Article." Title of Reference Work. Ed. Name(s) of Editor(s). #ed. Vol. #. Publication location: Publisher, Year. Print.

Kammertön, Christoph. "Pleyel." Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Ed. Ludwig Finscher. Vol. 13, Personenteil. (Basel, Bärenreiter, 2005). Print.

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