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How to Cite Black's Law Dictionary

Updated March 23, 2017

Step 1

List the title being sure to underline it.

Step 2

List the number of the page you are referencing.

Step 3

List the edition you are referencing and the year it was published. This information should appear in parentheses, and should be followed by a period that falls outside of the parenthetical mark. The word "edition" should be abbreviated. For example: (9th ed. 2009).

Step 4

Ensure your completed citation appears as follows, and the title of the dictionary is underlined as in: Black's Law Dictionary 435 (9th ed. 2009).

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