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NUR-409 Community Health Nursing Research Guide

A library course research guide that identifies resources and tools for locating community/public demographics.

The most current edition of a style manual is on Reserve at the One-Stop Library Services Desk, 4th floor LRC. For help, inquire at the One-Stop Library Services Desk. Always refer to the print style guide for complete citation formats and descriptions.

Related guides:
opens new windowCiting Sources: APA and opens new windowCiting Sources with APA 7th edition.

American Psychological Association Style Manuals

APA (American Psychological Association) references (citations) generally contain author, year of publication, title and publication information. APA style documentation uses in-text parenthetical references with author date.

APA Style ManualPublication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 5th ed., Call number opens new windowBF76.7.P83
Copies are on Reserve and at the One-Stop Library Services Desk.

APA Style Simplifiedopens new windowAPA Style Simplified: Writing in Psychology, education Nursing, and Sociology green star
An ORU ebook; available online; limited to 3 simultaneous users.


Digital Object Identifiers, or DOIs, are persistent links used in scientific and scholarly publishing to provide a permanent electronic address to avoid the problems of broken, outdated, or changed links. opens new windowThe DOI System provides a means for managing information in changing digital environments.

Database Citation Tools

Most ORU databases provide citation tools that include APA style citation format. For information on citations in EBSCO databases, click one of the links below.

For a single citation from an article record:
In an EBSCO database, such as opens new windowAcademic Search Complete or opens new windowAPA PsycInfo, click the Cite link located in the Tools menu on the right sidebar. (The "Tools" menu is only available on the item record and does not show up on the results page.) Choose a format style then copy, paste, and edit the citation to match your course requirements.

EBSCO Citation tool opens new windowGo to the record.

The EBSCO folder is a personal information management tool to save articles, save searches, create citations lists, and more. Create a folder, then sign in to your folder when you search any EBSCO database. Note: Items added to the default folder are NOT saved; you must be signed in to your Folder to save articles.

For a single citation:
Access your EBSCO folder. Click a title to view the detailed record. Click the Cite button. Choose a format style then copy, paste, and edit the citation to match your course requirements.

  1. Access the your EBSCO folder.
    In the folder:
  2. Click checkboxes to mark items to be cited.
  3. Print icon (in the right toolbar).
    In the Print Manager window:
  4. Uncheck HTML Full Text and Search History boxes, if showing and checked.
  5. Choose a Citation Format.
  6. Click Print (items are reformatted). Cancel the print, then copy, paste, and edit citations according to your course and professor requirements.

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