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MLA Citation Style

Dictionary and encyclopedia articles


"Simile." The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, edited by Katherine Barber, 2nd ed., Oxford UP, 2005. Oxford Reference,

In-text: ("Simile").

With author

Kline, Daniel T. "Medieval Children's Literature." Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, edited by Jack Zipes, Oxford UP, 2006. Oxford Reference,

In-text: (Kline).

EBSCO Research Starter, with author

Cooper, Patrick G. "Social Media." Salem Press Encyclopedia, Jan. 2016. Research Starters,

In-text: (Cooper).

Note: "provide the most specific date you can find in your source... include the day, month, and year if your source does" (MLA 185).

EBSCO Research Starter, no author given

 "Western."  Encyclopedia Britannica, Sept. 2014. Research Starters,

In-text: ("Western").

Print, no author

"Literature for Children," World Book Encyclopedia, vol. 12, World Book, 2016, pp. 354-86.

In-text: ("Literature for Children" 358).

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