Encyclopedia

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Encyclopedia in Print

A book or a series of books used for reference on a range of materials or numerous information typically around one subject

Structure: Last, First M., and First M. Last. Encyclopedia Name. City: Publisher, Year Published. Page(s).

Front Cover

Page 2: Subsequent pages after the cover will have publication information

Citation: McGhee, Karen, and George McKay. Encyclopedia of Animals. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2007. 170-71.
Encyclopedia via Website

Citing a published encyclopedia found online

Structure: Last, First M., and First M. Last. Encyclopedia Name. City: Publisher, Year Published. Accessed Month Date, Year. URL.

Website

Date accessed: Only include if there is no publication date

Citation: McGhee, Karen, and George McKay. Encyclopedia of Animals. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2007. http://books.google.com.
Encyclopedia via Database

Citing an encyclopedia from a database

Structure: Last, First M. Encyclopedia Name. Edited by First M. Last. Vol. Volume. City: Publisher, Year Published. Accessed Month Date, Year. URL.
*URL Note: Only include if URL is stable. If none, use database name instead.

Database

Date accessed: Only include if there is no publication date

Citation: Holmes, Heather. Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Edited by Solomon H. Katz. Vol. 1. New York: Scribner’s, 2003. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

 

 

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