How do I properly cite a definition from a medical dictionary? I am using Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary(21st ed.)
Here is the basic format for a dictionary or encyclopedia article:
Dictionary Entry Title. (Year). In N. Editor (Ed.), Name of Dictionary (Page numbers, edition, volume). Place published: Publisher.
Methane. (1990). In Encyclopedia Americana (International ed., Vol. 18, pp. 321-322). Danbury, CT: Grolier.
Paraphrase: ("Methane," 1990). Quotation: ("Methane," 1990, p. 322).
If your version is electronic, after the publication information, use "Retrieved from" and the name of the database or the URL where you found it.
You can visit Baker's APA Help Guide if you'd like to know more about APA style.
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