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Fall 2018 BNURS 360: Critical Reading & Information Literacy (Churchill), and BNURS 460: Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice (Winquist): Julie's APA Citation Formats

UW Bothell BSN Students at the Bothell Campus

BNURS 360: Citing Sources

Citations listed on the library worksheets. All should be double spaced, (on page 180 of the manual):

  • Citing a journal article found by using the online CINAHL database with out a Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

    Mains, D. A., Fairchild, T. J., & Rene, A. A. (2006). An employee assistance program for caregiver support. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 47(1/2), 157-73. Retrieved from

  • Citing a journal article found by using the online CINAHL database with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

    Gibson, M., Carek, P. J., & Sullivan, B. (2011). Treatment of co-morbid mental illness in primary care: How to
    minimize weight gain, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine,
    (2), 127-142. doi:10.2190/PM.41.2.c

  • More DOI Information: If you enter in the DOI to the web address box of a browser and it does not work, try it in the “Resolve a DOI Name” page at
  • Citing an article found online that is publicly available on the web:

    Harrefors, C., Savenstedt, S., Lundquist, A., Lundquist, B., & Axelsson, K. (2012). Professional caregivers' perceptions on how persons with mild dementia might experience the usage of a digital photo diary. The Open Nursing Journal,6, 20-29. doi: 10.2174/1874434601206010020

    Please Note: If the citation above had no DOI, I would use the article page address in the retrieval statement: Retrieved from

  • Citing Wikipedia articles:

    Plagiarism. (2007, June 26). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from

  • Citing a newspaper article found by using Academic Search Complete:

    Jeff, H. (2007, May 27). The week; Severe nursing shortage seen in the state by 2020. New York Times, p. 2. Retrieved from

  • With no author listed, Citing a newspaper article found by using Academic Search Complete:

    The nursing shortage. (2009, May 31). New York Times, p. 7. Retrieved from

  • Citing a magazine article found by using Academic Search Complete:

    Cox, K., Lacey, S., & O'Donnell, R. (2010). Don't be fooled: Demographics ensure nursing shortage will return with better economy. Modern Healthcare, 40(50), 25. Retrieved from

More citations formats for online and print sources:

Entire book:

Bryant, P. (1999). Biodiversity and conservation. Available from

  • Formatting for a UW Restricted subscription service online book chapter from the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the APA from 2010.

    Mitchell, H. W. (1913). Alcoholism and the alcoholic psychoses. In W. A. White & S. E. Jelliffe (Eds.), The modern treatment of nervous and mental diseases (pp. 287–330). Retrieved from PsycBOOKS database.

  • Citing a signed definition from an edited encyclopedia in APA format:

Mullner, R. & Giachello, A. L. (2005). In S. Oboler & D.J. González (Eds.), The Oxford encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Retrieved from

  • Citing an unsigned definition/encyclopedia article from Oxford Reference Online:

    Care and maintenance. (2005). A dictionary of finance and banking. Retrieved from

  • Citing an edited dictionary definition or encyclopedia article from Oxford Reference Online:

    Sleep disorders. (2006). In A.M. Colman, (Ed.). A dictionary of psychology.
    Retrieved from

  • Signed encyclopedia articles in a multi-volume print set (reference list entry) from the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the APA from 2010.

Evans, I. M. (2001). Principle of reinforcement. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes
        (Eds.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences
        (pp. 12999-13002). Oxford: Elsevier.

  • Citation of a work discussed in a secondary source (pg. 178 of the manual):

In Text Citation

Seidenberg and McCledlland's study (as cited in Coltheart, Curtis, Atkins, & Haller, 1993)

Parenthetical Citation (Julie is assuming this one)

(Seidenberg and McCledlland's study as cited in Coltheart, Curtis, Atkins, & Haller, 1993)

Reference List Entry

Coltheart, M., Curtis, B., Atkins, P., & Haller, M. (1993). Models of reading aloud:
        Dual-route and parallel-distributed-processing approaches. Psychological
        Review, 100,

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