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

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

Structure: Author Last, First M. “Entry Name.” Def. Number. Website Title. Ed. First M. Last. Comp. First M. Last. Trans. First M. Last. Publisher/Sponsor, Date Mon. Year Published. Web. Date Mon. Year Accessed. <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. Merriam Webster Online. Merriam Webster, n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2011. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citation&gt;.

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