Citing Sources: Nursing

When information is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, the source of that information must be documented. Otherwise, you are guilty of plagiarism. To help you avoid plagiarism, see the UPEI Plagiarism Tutorial.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)
Call Number BF76.7.P83 2010  Copies available from the Information Desk, Reserve, and Reference
This is the recommended style manual for Nursing. The Section of this book dealing with Electronic Media (the APA Style Guide to Electronic References) is also available online.

APA Style Simplified: Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology
Call Number BF76.7.B447 2012 Stacks

The American Psychological Association has a Basics of APA Style Tutorial (21 min.)

APA Style Guide to Electronic References (from the American Psychological Association)
Print copies also available  BF76.7.A63 2007 at the Information Desk.

APA Style Essentials (from D. Degelman and M. Harris, Vanguard University of Southern California)
Includes a link to a complete article formatted according to APA Style.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab - OWL)
See the OWL APA Sample Paper 

APA Style Reference Formats (from the Lydia M. Olsen Library)

APA Citation Style Guide for Nursing Students (pdf - Western University Libraries, ON)

APA Guidelines for Nursing (pdf - Patricia Patchet-Golubev
Health Sciences Writing Centre, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto)

Nursing APA Frequently Asked Questions (Western University Libraries, ON)

Citing the Internet (The Owens Library at Northwest Missouri State University)
Covers APA, Chicago, MLA, CBE, and Turabian styles and includes examples of citing fulltext articles from databases.

ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (formerly Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals - Vancouver Style)
Instructions to authors, from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, on preparing manuscripts for submission to the participating journals. For references, see Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors and Publishers 2nd ed. and Samples of Formatted References For Authors of Journal Articles

Note: RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool you can use to create and format bibliographies using APA (and other) citation styles.

Other Resources:

APA Style Simplified : Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology (Bernard Bains, 2012)
Call Number: BF76.7.B447 2012 Stacks

A Guide to Scholarly Writing  (Donna Hallas and Harriet Feldman, 2006, National Student Nurses' Association)

Visit the UPEI Writing Centre located in Room 274 in Robertson Library.

Grammarly - automated revision tool to help improve spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and style in your writing. See the Grammarly tutorial

Compiled by: Dawn Hooper, B.Sc., M.L.S.
Liaison Librarian for Nursing
Phone: 902-566-0453
Date Revised: December 2015