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How to Cite an Encyclopedia in APA

Use the following template to cite an encyclopedia using the APA citation format. We also provide style guides for the MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. To have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free APA citation generator.

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Citing an encyclopedia entry in print

APA format structure:

Author, A.A.. (Publication Year). Entry title. In Encyclopedia title, (Vol. XX, pp. XX). City, State of publication: Publisher.

APA format example:

Kammen, C., & Wilson, A.H. (2012). Monuments. InEncyclopedia of local history. (pp. 363-364) Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.

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