APA Referencing Guide — Reference books: dictionary, thesaurus or encyclopedia
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… ("Romanticism", 2013).
According to the Sage dictionary of sociology, "Social mobility" is defined as… (2019, pp. 283 – 284).
Romanticism. (2014). In World encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordreference.com
Social mobility. (2019). In S. Bruce, & S. Yearley, The Sage dictionary of sociology (3rd ed., pp. 283 – 284). London: Sage.