Guide: How to cite a Encyclopedia article in MLA style

Guide: How to cite a Encyclopedia article in MLA style

Cite A Encyclopedia article in MLA style

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Use the following template to cite a encyclopedia article using the MLA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the MLA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. 'Title'. Publication Title Year Published: Pages Used. Print.

Example:

'Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition, Q1 2014, P1'. 2014: n. pag. Print.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname)

Example

Omphalos (ōm′fəlŏs), in Greek and Roman religion, navel-shaped stone used in the rites of many cults. The most famous omphalos was at Delphi; it was supposed to mark the center of the earth. ('Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition, Q1 2014, P1')

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