How to Cite a Dictionary in APA (Download the Printer Friendly PDF)


Definitions in print, on a website, or on an online database.

Structure: Author Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date). Entry Name [Def. Number]. In F. M. Last (Ed.) & F. M. Last (Trans.), Website Name. Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL
*Contributor Note: Not all types of contributors will be relevant to each entry.
*Date Note: The date of publication may not be available. If there is no date of publication, put (n.d.) in place of the date.

Definition on a Website

Citation: Citation [Def. 2]. (n.d.). In Merriam Webster Online. Retrieved September 24, 2011, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citation

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