How do I cite eNotes articles in APA format? I need to give both the article author as well as eNotes credit, right? Can you translate this MLA citation into APA? I just need one example. "Bioethics." Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health. Ed. Kristine Krapp. Gale Cengage, 2002. eNotes.com. 2006. 8 Nov, 2010 <http://www.enotes.com/nursing-encyclopedia/bioethics>.

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eNotes functions much like an online encyclopedia. You'll first want to assess what information you have to complete the citation and what is needed or missing. If you have the author's name this will be first in the citation. For example:

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year of...

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eNotes functions much like an online encyclopedia. You'll first want to assess what information you have to complete the citation and what is needed or missing. If you have the author's name this will be first in the citation. For example:

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year of Publication). Title. In Editor's First Initial. Second Initial. Last Name (Ed.), Name of encyclopedia (edition if given & is not 1st ed). Retrieved from Database Name.

More often than not, online resources do not have easily accessible author names. In this case you will start with the Title. For example:

Title. (Year of Publication). In Editor's First Initial. Second Initial. Last Name (Ed.), Name of encyclopedia (edition if given & is not 1st ed). Retrieved from Database Name database

Owl Purdue suggests,

Often encyclopedias and dictionaries do not provide bylines (authors' names). When no byline is present, move the entry name to the front of the citation. Provide publication dates if present or specify (n.d.) if no date is present in the entry.

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Cite this like any other encyclopedia with editor. For example:

Smith, J. (2004). Martin Luther. In L. McDonald (ed.), Encyclopedia of science and religion. Babson Press. Retrieved November 20, 2003, from http://www.scireligion.com/ml

If there is no author, begin with the title of the entry.

For an excellent look at APA formatting with examples, you should visit:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/

They offere a great overview that is updated to reflect current edition APA rules. Its an excellent cite for those who are familiar with MLA and need to switch to APA as well!

 

 

 

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