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Citing Nursing Sources

The primary citation style used in Nursing on this campus is APA (American Psychological Association).

Citations in rough APA style are available in most databases, including CINAHL, Medline, PsycInfo, SocIndex, and Google Scholar. Look for a link for "Cite" or something similar. Always check a citation automatically generated by a computer--they are only as good and the info that goes into them!

APA is available in all Citation Tools supported by the Library (including MS Word's Bibliography feature).

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

The print APA Manual (officially titled the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association) has directions for everything from title page to appendices.

American Medical Association Style

The AMA, the American Medical Association, also has a citation style, used in their association journal JAMA and considered the standard in non-academic medical publishing.

CINAHL and Medline will show citations in approximate AMA style.

AMA is available in the Citation Tools EndNote Web and Mendeley.

Citation Tools

The Library has a LOT of citation tools available for you, for free.

  • Manuals and guides, in print and on the web.
  • Most databases have citation formatting built in.
  • Citation formatting tools on the web.
  • How to use the MS Word bibliography tool.
  • Citation managers to help you save, organize, and format citations for bigger projects or long term use.

Start at the Citation Help guide: