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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: Entry in a Reference Work

Helpful Tips!

Helpful Tip!

Question Mark Beanie Where can I find the date of a Web page?

Examples of Webpages

Usually the date is available at the bottom of the Web page.  It may state last updatedlast modified or last reviewed.


If there is no date available then use (n.d.) for no date.

Entry in an Online Reference Work

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
(Author Surname, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):
(Author Surname, Year, page number [if available])

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year; if not known, put n.d.). Title of entry. 
    In Editor First Initial. Second Initial. Surname (Ed.), Title of reference work 
    (edition, Vol. #). URL


In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
(Graham, 2005)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):
(Graham, 2005)

Graham, G. (2005). Behaviorism. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy 
    (Fall 2007 ed.).