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Citation Tools: Dictionaries/Encyclopedias/Apps

Print Reference Work (APA)

Reference Work Entry (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Group author:

Group name. (year of publication). Title of entry. In Title of work (edition). Publisher. 

American Psychological Association. (2019). Positive transference. In APA dictionary of psychology

*If the group author is also the publisher, omit it from the end of the entry.

Continually updated online source:

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Self-report. In dictionary. Retrieved July 12, 2019, from

*If the entry has a single author and the book has an editor, treat it like an edited book chapter. 

Information from an App (APA)

Information from an App (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Citing a mobile app:

Publisher. (year). Title of Software or Program (Version number) [Mobile app]. App store. URL


Epocrates. (2019). Epocrates medical references (Version 18.12) [Mobile app]. App Store.

Citing an entry in a reference app 

Epocrates. (2019). Interaction check: Aspirin + sertraline. In Epocrates medical references (Version 18.12) [Mobile app]. Google Play Store.

Citing an article from UpToDate/Cochrane

Morey, M. C. (2019). Physical activity and exercise in older adults. UpToDate. Retrieved July 22, 2019, from