How to Cite a Dictionary in MLA
Dictionary – Definitions in print, on a website, or on an online database.
Citing a dictionary entry from a website
Dictionary Citation Structure:
“Title of Entry.” Title of Dictionary, Publisher, Date published, URL. Accessed Day Month Year.
* Date Note: The date of publication may not be available. If there is no date of publication, put (n.d.) in place of the date.
Dictionary Citation Example:
“Food Bank.” Cambridge Dictionary, Cambridge University Press, n.d., dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/food-bank. Accessed 1 Nov. 2020.
Dictionary In-text Citation Structure:
(“Title of Entry”)
Dictionary In-text Citation Example:
Published August 10, 2012. Updated November 7, 2020.
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