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Nursing 472: Using databases

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Basic Citation Types

Journal articles

Basic Format: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.

Example: Chin, J. J., & Ludwig, D. (2013). Increasing children's physical activity during school recess periods. American Journal of Public Health, 103(7), 1229-1234. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.301132


Basic Format: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address

Example: American Diabetes Association. (2013). The cost of diabetes. Retrieved from

Clinical practice guidelines

Example: American Psychiatric Association. (2006). Practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with eating disorders (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Author, A.A., Author, B.B., & Author, C.C.  Retrieved from

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