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APA 6th Edition: Entry in a Reference Work

Utica College Library Guide to APA Citation Style

About Citing Web Sites

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

In-Text Citation - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote or paraphrase.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.).

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Entry in an Online Reference Work (p. 205)

Helpful Tip:

  • Sometimes websites are missing pieces of information that you would typically use when citing them, like an author or a date. You can use this table created by APA to help you deal with these sources. 
Reference list:

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 Retrieved from URL


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

In-Text Citation:
      (Author Surname, Year, page number [if available])
      (Graham, 2005)

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