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Citing and referencing: Dictionaries/Encyclopedias/Guides

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

Reference works (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Guides)

Notes:

  • Follow these examples closely for all layout, punctuation, spacing and capitalization.
  • For a print copy indicate edition and number of volumes (if multi-volumes)
  • Do not indicate edition if it is the first.
  • For articles without author begin the reference with the title of the article.
  • IF a DOI is available, add it at the end of the reference.
  • Put pagination and volume number in brackets.

 

Print reference work

Format

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (year of publication). Title of work (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (year of publication). Title of work (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference List

Martin, E. A. (Ed.). (2007). Concise colour medical dictionary (4th ed.). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Merriam-Webster's medical desk dictionary. (2005). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

 

Multi-volume print Encyclopedia

Format

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (year of publication). Title of work (edition and number of volumes). Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference List

Olendorf, D., Jeryan, C., & Boyden, K. (Eds.). (1999). The Gale encyclopedia of medicine (Vols. 1–5). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Research.

 

Article from a print reference work

Format

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Article name. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of work (Vol., pp.). Location of publication: Publisher.

Please note the editor's initials should precede the family name(s)

Reference List

Dalleck, L. C. (2012). Balance training. In J. L. Longe (Ed.). Encyclopedia of fitness (Vol. I, pp. 59–62). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, Cengage Learning.

 

Article from an online reference work 

Format

Article name. (year of publication). In Title of work.  Retrieved from URL

Article name. (year of publication). In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of work. Retrieved from URL

Reference List

Gestational diabetes mellitus. (2012). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/232126/gestational-diabetes-mellitus

Negligence: Duty of care (2013). In P. Bates (Ed.), CCH Australian health and medical law reporter. Retrieved from http://www.intelliconnect.cch.com

 

Article from a drug guide

Format

Article name. (year of publication). In Title of work (edition). (pp.). Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference List 

Lanoxin [Digoxin]. (2012). In The MIMS Annual (Australian ed.). (pp. 2-214–2-216). St Leonards, NSW: UBM Medica.

 

Article from an electronic drug guide

Format

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Article name. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of work (Vol.). doi

OR if there is no author/editor:

Article name. (Publication date). In Title of work (edition.). Retrieved from URL

Reference List

Jenkins, A. J., & Valentine, J. L. (2012). Antimicrobial drugs. In A. Mozayani & L. Raymon (Eds.), Handbook of drug interactions: A clinical and forensic guide. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-222-9_10

Panadeine forte (Paracetamol-Codeine). (2013, February). In MIMS Online (Australian ed.). Retrieved from https://www.mimsonline.com.au

 

Article from BMJ Best Practice

Format

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Article name. In Title of work. Retrieved from URL

OR if there is no author/editor:

Article name. (Publication date). In Title of work. Retrieved from URL

Reference List

Ashworth, N. (2011). Carpal tunnel syndrome. In Best Practice. Retrieved from http://bestpractice.bmj.com

Overview of occupational overuse syndromes: Condtions. (2011). In Best Practice. Retrieved from http://bestpractice.bmj.com