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Citation Tools: Dictionaries/Encyclopedias/Apps

Print Reference Work (APA)

Print Reference Work (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

One editor:

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (year of publication). Title of work (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Martin, E. A. (Ed.). (2010). Concise colour medical dictionary (5th ed.). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

One author:

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Two editors:

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (year of publication). Title of work (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Two authors:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of work (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

***note: for more than two authors refer to General Rules‚Äč

Corporate author:

Corporation name. (year of publication). Title of work (edition). Location of publication: Publisher. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Multi-volume print Encyclopedia (APA)

Multi-Volume Print Encyclopedia (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (year of publication). Title of work (edition and number of volumes). Location of publication: Publisher.

Example:

Koch, S. (Ed.). (1959-1963). Psychology: A study of science (vols. 1-6). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Chapter or Entry from a print reference work (APA)

Chapter or Entry from a Print Reference Work (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Chapter or entry name. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of work (pp. xxx-xxx). Location of publication: Publisher.

***note: the editor's initials precede the last name(s)

Betz, C. L., & Sowden, L. A. (2004). Cerebral palsy. In L. Wilson & M. Hayden (Eds.), Mosby's pediatric nursing reference (pp. 64-67). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

For an entry in a reference work without page numbers:

Chapter or entry name. (year of publication). In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of reference work (xx ed., Vol. xx, pp. xxx-xxx). Location: Publisher.

Chapter or Entry from an Online Reference Work (APA)

Chapter or Entry from an Online Reference Work (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

With page numbers: 

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Chapter or entry name. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of work (pp. xxx-xxx). doi:xxxxxxx

***note: not all articles have doi numbers

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Chapter or entry name. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of work (pp. xxx-xxx). Retrieved from http://www.xxxxx

Without page numbers:

Chapter or entry name. (year of publication). In Title of reference work (xx ed., Vol. xx). Retrieved from http://www.xxxxx

Article from a Drug Guide (APA)

Article from a Drug Guide (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Article name. (year of publication). In Title of work (edition). (pp.). Location of publication: Publisher.

Example:

Lanoxin [Digoxin]. (2012). In The MIMS Annual (Australian ed.). (pp. 2-214-2-216). St Leonards, NSW: UBM Medica.

Article from an Electronic Drug Guide (APA)

Article from an Electronic Drug Guide (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Article name. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of work (Vol.). doi:xxxxxxx

OR

Article name. (year of publication). In Title of work (edition). Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx

Information from an App (APA)

Information from an App (APA)

*note: each line after the first line should be indented

When you use general information from an app:

Rightsholder, A. A. (year). Title of Software or Program (Version number) [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxx

Citing a whole app:

Wolters Kluwer. (2016). UpToDate (Version 2.10.0) [mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com

Citing an entry in a reference app 

Diaphragmatic pacing. (2016). In UpToDate for Apple iOS (Version 2.12.1) [mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com

Citing a reference within an app

Vallerand, A. H., Sanoski, C. A., & Deglin, J. H. (2015). Davis's drug guide for nurses [Nursing Central version].

(Here is an example for citing a resource from Nursing Central. Most Nursing Central resources are e-books & publication information is available on the resource title page or "about" page for that specific resource.)