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Research Guide for Nursing: Citing Sources

APA Citation Examples

Journal Article from a Library Database:

If there is a DOI: 

Author last name, author first initial. (Year). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), pages. DOI

Battie, R., & Steelman, V. M. (2014). Accountability in nursing practice: Why it is important for patient safety. AORN Journal, 100(5), 537-541. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2014.08.008

If there is no DOI, then use the home page of the journal Web site:

Author last name, author first initial. (Year). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), pages. Retrieved from journal home page

Ulrich, B., & Kear, T. (2014). Patient safety culture in nephrology nurse practice settings: Initial findings. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 41(5), 459-476. Retrieved from https://www.annanurse.org/resources/products/nephrology-nursing-journal 

Print Book:

Author last name, author first initial. (Year). Book title. Publication city: publisher name.

Bazarko, D. (2014). Mindfulness and you: Being present in nursing practice​. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

E-book from a Library Database:

If there is no DOI, then use the home page of the database:

Author last name, author first initial. (Year). E-book title. Retrieved from database home page

Veenema, T. G. (2007). Disaster nursing and emergency preparedness: For chemical, biological, and radiological terrorism and other hazards. New York, NY: Springer. Retrieved from http://www.ebscohost.com

Web Site:

Author last name, author first initial. (Date). Article title. Retrieved from Web site address.

Note: for a Web site, the author frequently will be the name of an organization.

American Nurses Association. (2015). Bullying and workplace violence. Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/Bullying-Workplace-Violence

For more examples of APA citations, see the library's APA Citation Examples guide.

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