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Nursing 204: Citation Help

What is a Citation?

A citation is a reference that gives a reader information about a source.

It generally includes the author, title of the work or journal, title of the article, volume and issue number and date.

Digital articles often include a DOI number, or digital object identifier. This is the permanent link to an online article.

There are several citation styles used by academics. Nurses generally use APA format.

APA stands for American Psychological Association. Their standards for citation may be found in the Publication Manual of the APA. Check out the links below for more help and information about APA style.

All citations must be in APA style.


APA Citation Help

When citing articles, use APA (American Psychological Association) format. Here are some links to help you.

Librarians will help you with your citations. Go to the Information Commons Help Desks or use Ask a Librarian.

Formats may be found in the APA Style manual or at the websites below.


KnightCite Nursing

1. Go to Knitecite

2. Select APA

3. Select the appropriate source- such as a book, journal, website, etc.

4. For ebooks from STAT!Ref, select book in APA. 

5. To find the information for your citation in STAT! Ref, click on Show/Hide Bibliography:

6. Enter all the information required.

7. For an eBook chapter or section from STAT!Ref, be sure to use Online Database as your source type. 

If you are unable to locate information such as page number, leave the box blank.

8. Copy and paste the citation into your Reference List page.