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Introduction to Nursing: 8200:100: Citing in APA Style

Nursing Faculty: Cheryl Buchanan and Cheryl Owen, Fall 2019

Recommended Sources for Citing in American Psychological Association (APA) Style

APA Style Refreshers

How do I know if it is Peer Reviewed?

What is a DOI?

DOI: Digital Object Identifier
Since the Internet is prone to breaks in links, the DOI is provided as a way locate a scholarly journal, even if the link has been broken when information gets moved or is changed.

Article with DOI assigned: Stultz, J. (2006). Integrating exposure therapy and analytic therapy in trauma treatment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76, 482–488. doi:10.1037/0002-9432.76.4.482

How to Use Database Citation Tools

 Use Citing Tools* to Manage Your Citations 

  • If you are interested in a citation(s), click the 'Folder' icon next to the citation you want.  These citations will be temporarily stored in a folder. Note: the folder turns yellow when citations have been added.
  • When you are ready to email, print or export your citation(s), click on the "Folder View"


Email, Print or Export Citations


Emailing or Printing Citations



* Do not rely on library database citation tools as they are usually incorrect! Please check references before submitting you paper!

IMPORTANT: The email the database vendor will look like the image below.  Please remember to check that the reference is cited properly in APA style.  The example below has errors.  For example, the first letter of "challenges" should be capitalized.