[Tex/LaTex] Citing a dictionary with BibTeX


Does BibTeX (ore one of its variants) have a dictionary entry?

I have not been able to find much on this respect after a few searches on google and here.

Best Answer

biblatex offers the collection entry type as well as the more specific reference type. Quoting section 2.1.1 of the biblatex manual:


A single-volume collection with multiple, self-contained contributions by distinct authors which have their own title. The work as a whole has no overall author but it will usually have an editor.

Required fields: editor, title, year/date



A single-volume work of reference such as an encyclopedia or a dictionary. This is a more specific variant of the generic @collection entry type. The standard styles will treat this entry type as an alias for @collection.

Both entry types feature multi-volume variants, mvcollection and mvreference.