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Reference Works Definition

Reference works are materials that contain collections of information. Examples include dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and diagnostic manuals.

Reference Entry Examples

Basic Elements of a Reference Citation:

With Author:

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of entry. In Title of work. Publisher. DOI/URL

No Author (Name of Organization Different from Title of Work):

Name of Organization. (Date). Title of entry. In Title of work. DOI/URL

No Author (Name of Organization Identical to Title of Work):

Title of entry. (Date). In Title of work. DOI/URL

No Publication Date:

Author, A. A. (n.d.). Title of entry. In Title of work. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from DOI/URL


Dictionary

Catawampus. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved January 16, 2020, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catawampus

Encyclopedia

Mervin, D. (2018). Electoral college. In G. W. Brown, I. McLean, & A. McMillan (Eds.), A concise Oxford dictionary of politics and international relations (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199670840.001.0001/acref-9780199670840-e-397

Wikipedia
Use the date that the entry was last edited, which is found under "view history." 

Intersectionality. (2020, January 12). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality

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