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APA Citation Style, Seventh Edition: Online Reference Works

Sections 10.2-10.3

General Format: Online Reference Work 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Editor OR Author Name, Year) 
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (Editor OR Author Name, Year, Page Number [if applicable]) 
 
      References:
Editor Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Ed.) OR Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year [if not known, put n.d.]). Title of reference work. https:// URL of reference work.
 
NOTE: If the online reference work is continuously updated, include a retrieval date and use "n.d." for the year.        
  
Example 1
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Merriam-Webster, n.d.)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (Merriam-Webster, n.d.)
 
      References:
Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved November 7, 2019, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/
 
 
General Format: Entry in an Online Reference Work 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Editor OR Author Name, Year) 
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (Editor OR Author Name, Year)
 
      References:
Editor Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Ed.) OR Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year [if not known, put n.d.]). Title of entry. In Title of Reference Work.  https://URL of entry
 
NOTE: If the online reference work is continuously updated, include a retrieval date and use "n.d." for the year.     
 
Example 2 
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Encyclopædia Britannica, n.d.)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Encyclopædia Britannica, n.d.)
 
      References:
Encyclopædia Britannica. (n.d.). Library of Alexandria. In Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved November 7, 2019, from https://www.britannica.com/topic/Library-of-Alexandria