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SCWK 210 (All Courses)

Guide to find biographical resources for students in SCWK 210.

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Citing reference books

Citing reference books - like the ones you find in Credo Reference - can be challenging because they can have any combination of the following:

  • Author(s) and editor(s)
  • Author(s) but no editor(s)
  • No author(s) but editor(s)

You also may have an entry title as well as a book title. In the case of SCWK 210, this may be confusing because your entry title is often the name of your subject.

Take a look at the APA Citation Guide with Social Work Examples and look for "Entry in a dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia, from a library database or print."

In this example, the APA citation provided at the bottom of the screen is almost correct, but this is not always the case. 

The correct APA citation would be: 

Clinton, C. (2014). Dix, Dorothea. In E. Foner & J. Garraty (Eds.). The Reader's companion to American history. Houghton Mifflin.

image from Credo with pertinent citation information circled & numbered