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LSBU Harvard Referencing: Dictionary or reference book (online)

Dictionaries and reference books in the library catalogue are referenced as print books.  Use Dictionary or reference book (print) for the correct reference.

Best Practice tips

DO NOT use Google Search as a reference for a definition. Always find a reputable source and reference that.

Format of the reference

You will need:

  • Title of the dictionary 
  • Year of publication
  • Web address
  • Accessed date



Title of dictionary (Year of publication) Available from: [Accessed day month year].



Collins English dictionary (2020) Available from: [Accessed 20 January 2021].

In-text citation: (Collins, 2020)

Book reference



LSBU Harvard Referencing Quick Guide