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APA 7th Edition - Citation Guide - CBS Library

Entries in Online Encyclopedias


Author, A. A. (Year). Title of entry. In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of reference work (xx ed.). Website. http://xxxxx

Example 1: Individual Author

Masolo, D. (2006). African sage philosophy. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Fall 2008 ed.). Stanford University.

As in-text citation:

(Masolo, 2006)

Example 2: Group Author

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (n.d.) Antisemitism. In Holocaust encyclopedia. Retrieved October 7, 2019, from

As in-text citation:

(United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, n.d.)

Note: If the author is the same as the website, omit the website component. If an encyclopedia is continuously updated and does not have an archived version, include the retrieval date.

Source: Publication Manual, 10.3 (examples 47-48)

Using Mendeley? (or another reference management tool)

For a correct APA 7th reference, check the following:

- Reference Type is “Encylopedia Article”

- The following fields are filled out

  • Title (of the entrie)
  • Author(s) (if given)
  • Title of the Encylopedia
  • Year
  • Pages
  • Volume (if given)
  • Edition (if not 1st edition)
  • Editor(s) of the Encylopedia
  • Publisher
  • DOI or URL

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