San Marcos (săn mär´kəs). 1 City (1990 pop. 38,974), San Diego co., S Calif., a northern suburb of San Diego; settled 1880s, inc. 1963. Citrus fruit, avocados, flowers, and ornamental plants are grown, poultry and cattle are raised, and there is dairying. Plastic products, apparel and accessories, electronics equipment, dental equipment, printing plate, and plumbing products are manufactured. California State Univ. San Marcos is there. 2 City (1990 pop. 38,974), seat of Hays co., S central Tex., on the San Marcos River; inc. 1877. Metal and plastic products, business forms, machinery, and transportation and lighting equipment are manufactured, and there is tourism. The city is situated on the Balcones fault, where prehistoric earthquakes split the earth, releasing spring water to the surface (the San Marcos River was thus formed) and creating underground caves. Attractions include Aquarena Springs, with glass-bottomed boats, and Wonder World Cave. A branch of Texas State Univ. is there.
"San Marcos." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (September 20, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/san-marcos
"San Marcos." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved September 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/san-marcos
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.