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Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Cite major encyclopedias and dictionaries with an in text note rather than a reference unless citing an article.  Treat as if it is book chapter:

Electronic

Fagan, J.  2015. "Gangs And Drugs." Pp 565-74 in  Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, edited by R. Carson-DeWitt. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.  Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX3403100222&v=2.1&u=csus_main&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w&asid=981e440c308e4d318bc77a1d9459bb73

Paper

C. Ridgeway. 2000. "Complex Organizations." Pp 392-400 in Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol. 1, edited by E.F. Bargatta and R.V. Montgomery. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.