Citing Sources: Nursing

When information is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, the source of that information must be documented. Otherwise, you are guilty of plagiarism. See the UPEI Academic Integrity Tutorial for further information.

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. See the online version of the section called APA Style Guide to Electronic References for examples of citing online journal articles and web resources.

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

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

APA Style Essentials (from D. Degelman and M. Harris, Vanguard University of Southern California, last modified July, 2014)

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 writing resources:

Visit the UPEI Writing Centre located in the Robertson Library Learning Commons.

Grammarly - an 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.
Former Liaison Librarian for Nursing
Date Revised: May 29, 2017