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Reference Work

Citation Elements in Order:    
1.  Author: Randy A. Dahlgren
2.  Publication date: 2008
3.  Entry title: Acid Deposition Effects on Soils
4.  Editor: Ward Chesworth
5.  Title of reference work: Encyclopedia of soil science
6.  Page numbers: 2-6
7.  Location: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
8.  Publisher: Springer


Document Example:

reference work


Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

  • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
  • Only the title of the reference work is in italics.
  • The editor’s initials precede the family name.
  • Use "sentence-style" capitalization.
  • Note: for major reference works with a large editorial board, list the name of the lead editor, followed by et al.

Dahlgren, R. A. (2008). Acid deposition effects on soils. In W. Chesworth (Ed.), Encyclopedia of soil science (pp. 2-6). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.


In-Text Citations:  

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.

(Dahlgren, 2008)  

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

Dahlgren (2008) provides a comprehensive overview of the effects of acid deposition on soils.