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MHS Library | How to cite and reference your sources (Monash University)

Reference works (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Guides)

Notes:

Follow these examples closely for all layout, punctuation, spacing and capitalizing.

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: Oxford University Press.

 

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

Reference List

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

 

 

 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.). Retrieved from URL

OR if there is no author/editor:

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

Reference List

Karch, A. M. (2011). Acetaminophen (N-Acetyl-Paminophenol). In 2011 Lippincott's nursing drug guide. Retrieved from http://ovidsp.tx.ovid.com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/

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