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Last Updated: Aug 23, 2019     Views: 38

You should follow the below advice when creating a reference for an encyclopedia source:

If an encyclopaedia entry has a named author then the format for a chapter in a book should be used with the addition of the encyclopaedia volume number where appropriate:

AUTHOR, Year. Title of chapter. In: Encyclopaedia editor(s) INITIALS FIRST FOLLOWED BY SURNAMES with ed. or eds. after the last name. Title, Volume (if applicable), Edition. Place of publication: Publisher. Page nos.


Here is an example:

  • DRAKE, P. P., 2013. Dividend discount models. In: F. J. FABOZZI ed. Encyclopedia of financial models, Vol. 2. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 3-14.


For further details please refer to the Harvard Referencing Guide or come along to a drop-in.

If you are using a different referencing style to Harvard please contact your tutor for support.

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