|| When citing information found in an
encyclopedia, first you need to determine if the encyclopedia article has
in individual author. If it does, your encyclopedia article citation will
begin with the author. If there isn't an author listed, your citation will
being with the section of the encyclopedia that you are using.
Note: This format works for any essay or article that is in a collection (bound into a book).
Encyclopedia Articles with an AuthorCitations for signed encyclopedia articles begin with the author's name. The citation also includes the encyclopedia title and publication information. Since you likely didn't read the entire encyclopedia, your citation will need to include information on the part that you did use.
For my example, I looked up "Dust Bowl" in an encyclopedia of history. Since that is the only part of the encyclopedia that I am using in my research, that is what I need to cite. I'll put the name of the encyclopedia article in regular text and then italicize the title of the encyclopedia.
On first glance, this citation looks a lot like a citation for a book! Make sure you do include information on the section of the encyclopedia you used! With an encyclopedia, you also include the volume and page numbers where you found your information.
Encyclopedia Articles with no AuthorMany encyclopedia articles won't list a specific author. If you can't find an author, start your citation with the name of the encyclopedia article you used.