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APA Citation Style Guide (6th): Online Encyclopedias

Formatting

Formatting is important!   

√   Double-space within and between each entry.

√   The first line of each source starts at the left margin and all lines after are indented five space.  (Called a hanging indent)

For help go to the Tips on formatting tab.

Examples

Article from a library electronic encyclopedia

Rayside, D. (2004). Family law and policy. M. Stein (Ed.) In Encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered history in America, (Vol. 1). Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/

 

Article from an online encyclopedia

Bennett, L. W. & Willilams, O. J. (2017). Perpetators of intimate partner violence.  In Encyclopedia of Social Work.  Retrieved from http://socialwork.oxfordre.com/view/10/1092/acrefore/9780199975839.001.0001/acrefore-9780199975839-3-996.

Print

Print reference book

Gottlieb, R., & Mars, L. (Eds.) (2010). The complete mental health directory: A comprehensive sourcebook for individuals and professionals (7th ed.). Amenia, NY: Grey House Publishing.