Harvard Referencing: Encyclopedia entries

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Basic format for an encyclopedia entry

The basics of a Reference List entry for an encyclopedia entry:

  • Author or authors. The surname is followed by first initials.
  • Year.
  • Title of encyclopedia entry.
  • Title of encyclopedia (in italics).
  • Place of publication.
  • Publisher.

Example: 

Smith, J 1999, ‘Aung San Suu Kyi’, Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Referencing an encyclopedia entry: Example

Material Type In-text example Reference List example

Indirect quote


Online Encyclopedia -Oxford Reference Online

Direct quote

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1999) says of Aung San Suu Kyi she…

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'Aung San Suu Kyi was deprived of her father's guidance by his assassination in 1947'. (Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1999)

Smith, J 1999, ‘Aung San Suu Kyi’, Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

 

 

Where no author is indicated, provide details of the source in the in-text reference. No entry in the reference list is required.

 

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