Below are some examples of citations from 2 different databases:
As you can see, the format of the citations from the above databases look different, but provide the same basic information. Below is how the citation would be presented in APA citation style:
Lenzer, J. (2006). Doctors outraged at Patriot Act's potential to seize medical records. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 332(7533), 69. Retrieved from PubMed database.
The citation above presents the information from PubMed. Notice that the journal title is abbreviated. If you need help finding the full journal title, please ask a librarian.
Lenzer, J. (2006). Doctors outraged at Patriot Act's potential to seize medical records. British Medical Journal, 332(7533), 69. Retrieved from General OneFile database.
The citation above presents the same article information as above, but is taken from the General OneFile citation. Note that the full journal title is provided, rather than abbreviated. Both citations are acceptable and correct.
If you have questions regarding the proper formatting of your citation, please refer to the APA style guide available through the library, or refer to the APA handbook located in the ready reference shelves at the library.
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If you have any questions about citations or other questions regarding using the library for research, contact a librarian for help.
Last Update: July 1, 2009