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To reference an entry from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, follow the examples below:

Author, A. A. (2020).Title of the entry. In E. E. Editor (Ed.), Title of the encyclopedia (ed.). Publisher Name. URL

If there is no author listed for the individual entry, list the title of the entry in place of the author, and enclose the entry name in quotation marks for the in-text reference.

N.B. the in-text reference for an entry with no author would look like this:
("Title of entry", date)

If there is no edition mentioned, omit the edition details in the reference list. 

Author example: 

Check the Author Citation Info tab to the left of the encyclopedia entry to find out the author/s.

 

APA 7th Style

Hurthouse, R., & Pettigrove, G. (2016). Virtue ethics. In E. Zalta (Ed.), Stanford encyclopedia of philosophyhttps://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-virtue/

APA 6th Style

Hurthouse, R., & Pettigrove, G. (2016). Virtue ethics. In E. Zalta (Ed.), Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. Retrieved from https://plato.stanford.edu 

 

No author example:

 

APA 7th style

Virtue ethics. (2016). In E. Zalta (Ed.), Stanford encyclopedia of philosophyhttps://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-virtue/

APA 6th style

Virtue ethics. (2016). In E. Zalta (Ed.), Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. Retrieved from https://plato.stanford.edu