Referencing: Dictionaries

In some cases Dictionaries may not have authors so your citation or reference can use the title of the work.

Formats: Dictionary Author/Editor present:
FAMILY/SURNAME, Initials. (ed.) or (eds.)-in brackets for editor(s) (Year of publication – in brackets) Dictionary Title – in italics. Series title and/or volume – if available. Edition – if not the first. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Dictionary- no Author:
Title of Dictionary – in italics. (Year of publication – in brackets) Series title and/or volume – if available. Edition – if not the first. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Bibliography examples:
HAWKINS, J. M. (ed.) (1986) The Oxford Reference Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. McGraw-Hill.

Dictionary of Engineering. (2003). 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

In-text citation examples:
(Hawkins, 1986)

(McGraw-Hill, 2003)

As noted by Hawkins (1986)

McGraw-Hill (2003) indicated that…..

‘Direct quotations are placed in single quotations marks’ (Author’s Surname, Year of Publication, p. – followed by page number – in brackets)

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