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APA 6th Edition - Copenhagen Business School: Entry in a dictionary or encylopedia

How to reference with APA

About Citing Books

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

The following format will be used:

In-text citation (paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.

In-text citation (quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

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

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

For more tips on paraphrasing and quotation

Entry in a dictionary or encylopedia

In-text citation (Paraphrase)

(Lindgren, 1994)


In-text citation (Quotation)

(Lindgren, 1994, p.468)


Reference List


Barber, C. (2009). Gender identity. In: E. M. Anderman & L. H. Anderman (Eds.), Psychology

of classroom learning: An encyclopedia (Vols. 1-2, pp. 428-430). Detroit, MI: Gale-




VandenBos, G. R. (Ed.). (2007). APA dictionary of psychology. Washington, DC: American

Psychological Association.


Author Surname [of Article], Initial(s). (Year). Article title. In Editor Initial(s).

       Surname (Ed.), Reference book title: Subtitle (ed. (edition), Vol. (volume),

       pp. (page numbers). Place of Publication: Publisher.


Note: For well known reference works, it is not necessary to include full publication information.




Printable Guide


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  • store references
  • organise references
  • generate citations
  • generate reference lists
  • share references

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