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Last Name of Author, First Name of Author. Year. "Title of Article” in Title of Reference Book, edited by First name of Editor Second name of Editor. Place of Publication (if known): Publisher (if known). Retrieved November 18, 2011 (http…).


If a reference work that exists only online does not give a publisher or a physical location, omit both:

Sweet, William. 2001. “Jeremy Bentham (1748—1832).” The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by James Fieser and Bradley Dowden. Retrieved November 18, 2011 (