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Should I cite each entry from an encyclopedia separately?

You should provide citations for each encyclopedia entry that you use in your essay. A good example is Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia. You would cite each article from Wikipedia separately, even though they come from the same source. A sentence in your essay might read as follows:

According to Wikipedia, an encyclopedia “is a reference work or compendium providing summaries of knowledge from either all branches or from a particular field or discipline” (“Encyclopedia”).

Work Cited
“Encyclopedia.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 3 Dec. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopedia.

Published 4 June 2019

How do you cite an encyclical letter?

Encyclical usually refers to a letter sent by the pope to the bishops of the Catholic Church. The term originates from the wide circulation such a letter receives. You can find most encyclicals on the Vatican’s Web site or in print. To cite an encyclical, follow the MLA template of core elements.
If using the version published on the Vatican’s Web site, begin with the name of the pope who wrote the letter, followed by the title of the letter specified on the Web site. In the “Title of container” element, list the The Holy See, . . .

Published 20 April 2018

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