The UVic Writer's Guide
An Encyclopedia Or Dictionary
Encyclopedia articles and dictionary entries are recorded as if
they were sections of a book, but there is no need to record the
editor or compiler. If the article is signed, the author's name
comes first, otherwise the title is first. If the entries are
arranged alphabetically, you may omit volume and page numbers.
When citing familiar reference books, especially those that frequently
appear in new editions, there is no need to give full publication
information: list only the edition and the year of publication.
Chiappini, Luciano. "Este, House of." Encyclopedia Britannica: Macropedia. 1974 ed.
"Quackery." Encyclopedia Britannica. 1972 ed.
"Graham, Martha." Who's Who of American Women. 14th ed. 1985-86.
When citing less familiar reference works, especially those that
have appeared in only one edition, give full publication information.
Brakeley, Theresa C. "Mourning Songs." Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. Ed. Maria Leach and Jerome Fried. 2 vols. New York: Crowell,
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