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Citing in Nursing

How do you cite in Nursing?

Citations for nursing papers should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) format. The basics of APA style and a quick reference guide can be found at the following links:

https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids
https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/reference-guide.pdf

APA citation slides for NURS 6014

How do you cite using APA?

How do you cite a brief in-text reference?

Author-date

  • Barreca (1991) states that “For women, humor occupies a different space emotionally than it does for men" (p. 105).
  • “For women, humor occupies a different space emotionally than it does for men” (Barreca, 1991, p. 105).

How do you cite a Book or an Article in the References section?

A citation style which uses parentheses in text (author-date) instead of footnotes or endnotes, this format is popular in those disciplines where the date of the work, its currency, is significant to the reading of the text. Sources are listed at the end of the text in a section called References.

Reference List

Book

Author, A.A., & Author, B.B. (2020). Title of bookPublisher Name. https://xxxxxx

Articles from a journal
Author, A.A., & Author, B.B.. (2020, January). Title of article. Title of Periodical, 34(2), 5-14. https://doi.org/xxxx

How do you cite a webpage?

(Remember standards are still evolving)

Martin Lillie, C.M. (2016, December 29). Be kind to yourself: How self-compassion can improve your resiliency. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/self-compassion-can-improve-your-resiliency/art-20267193

For more information:

  • Purdue OWL: APA guide (please note that this will not be updated to reflect APA 7th edition until Spring 2020.

 

Citing Special Sources

How do I cite UpToDate "articles"?

 

Example:

Morey, M.C. (2019). Physical activity and exercise in older adults. UpToDate. Retrieved July 22, 2019, from https://ww.uptodate.com/contents/physical-activity-and-exercise-in-older-adults

Source: American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). 

How do I cite articles from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews?

Example:

Mehrholz, J., Pohl, M., Platz, T., Kugler, J., & Elsner, B  (2018). Electromechanical and robot-assisted arm training for improving activities of daily living, arm function, and arm muscle strength after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD006876.pub5

Source: American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). 

How do I cite Lexi-Comp sources?

Guidelines can be found at:

https://www.wolterskluwercdi.com/referencing/ 

RefWorks

 

 

 

 

 

RefWorks is an online research management tool.  It allows you to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.

You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections. ​

Since it is web-based, once you have set up your personal account, you can access RefWorks anywhere you can connect to the Internet. It is available to all SU students, faculty, and staff.

To access: RefWorks 

For more information check out the guide: New RefWorks @ SU!

Zotero

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Zotero pronounced “zoh-TAIR-oh”) is free application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, insert citations into Word documents, and create bibliographies.

Zotero is a useful tool is you use the same computer for most of your work, and do not need a cloud based citation manager. 

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