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APA format help needed

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I am working on this HUGE paper for grad schoo, and I am wondering how to cite something. I want to cite a dictionary, but I am actually saw the dictionary online.

It is the American Heritage Dictionary (2004) done by Hougton Mifflin Press. This is all of the information I have, so how would I cite that in a works cited page?

Thanks to anyone who replies,

Emma :p

Christie RN2006

Specializes in SICU, EMS, Home Health, School Nursing.

you need to find out who the editor is, the edition, and the location of the publisher

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

You could probably search the site to get more infomoration.

But I would site it was a web address not a book. Something like this: The more information, the better.

American Heritage Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved March 14, 05, from Houghtlin Mifflin Press Web Site: http://put the web address here

mariedoreen

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 3 years experience.

You could probably search the site to get more infomoration.

But I would site it was a web address not a book. Something like this: The more information, the better.

American Heritage Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved March 14, 05, from Houghtlin Mifflin Press Web Site: http://put the web address here

I agree with Tweety, cite it as you would any website and put in whatever information you have.

nursepotter05, RN

Specializes in er, pediatric er. Has 4 years experience.

I fine the easiest way to site in APA is from the PERRLA formatting disk. I downloaded it from the PERRLA website. You have to pay for it the first time, but to download updates is free. This formatter actually formats your in paper citations, as well as your reference page.

manna, BSN, RN

Has 6 years experience.

Thanks for that info about the PERRLA website. I'll have to check that out!

I hate APA! Mainly because I never, ever had to write a paper in APA format before I began the nursing program. I firmly believe that they ought to offer alternative "Composition for Science Majors" courses in which they teach APA from the beginning instead of wasting time on MLA... Okay, I'll step off my soapbox now! :chuckle

mermette

Specializes in Neuro, NICU. Has 2 years experience.

Another great site to check out is www.referencepointsoftware.com. I got their APA formatting software for $25 and it couldn't have made my life any easier. If you can answer the questions, you'll get a perfectly formatted paper.

Also, you can re-download to as many machines as you want without spending more money.

Good luck... :coollook:

RainDreamer, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 16 years experience.

http://www.landmark-project.com/citation_machine/index.php

Look over on the left side and chose which kind of resource you need to cite. Then just fill in the blanks and there you have it!

And I agree about PERRLA, it's awesome. I paid about $25 for it last year and it sure was nice, took a lot of stress away that I didn't need ..... able to spend more time actually writing the paper than having to worry about the format. Check it out http://www.perrla.com/

Good luck!!

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

RainDreamer, that is such a cool site!

Mermette, I bought the Reference Point Software on the recommendation of my spouse who used it to get his Masters. It was well worth it to me, because as I started back to school, I'd never heard of APA format. It's been a godsend.

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