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Reference Collection

This guide introduces you to the main reference collection, both print and electronic

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Citing Reference sources

Articles from reference books should be cited in the following way:

  • MLA:
    • (online source) Ortega, Robert M., and Roxanna Duntley-Matos. "Cultural Sensitivity in the Context of Cultural Humility." Encyclopedia of Social Work. July 30, 2020. NASW Press and Oxford University Press.  <> Date of access need not be included.
    • (print source) "Ideology." The American Heritage Dictionary. 5th ed. 2011. Print. 
  • APA:
    • (online source) Ortega, R., & Duntley-Matos, R. (2020, July 30). Cultural Sensitivity in the Context of Cultural Humility. Encyclopedia of Social Work. Retrieved 1 Dec. 2020, from
    • (print source) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (2011). Ideology. In The American Heritage Dictionary (5th ed., p. 427).
  • Chicago:
    • (online source) Ortega, Robert M., and Roxanna Duntley-Matos. "Cultural Sensitivity in the Context of Cultural Humility." Encyclopedia of Social Work. 30 Jul. 2020; Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.
    • (print source) Not necessary to create a reference list entry for well-known reference works. Use author-date style in the body of your paper. For less well-known reference works, follow this template: Author Surname, Author Forename. Title. City: Publisher, Year published.