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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Nursing Resources: Using APA Style

Resources for anyone affiliated with the University of Iowa College of Nursing or University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Citation Styles

In the biomedical sciences and allied health fields, the most popular citation styles are the APA Style (American Psychological Association) and Vancouver Style (also known as the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/). APA is used by nursing and most allied health sciences disciplines.

Consider using a citation management software to simplify the process of collecting, organizing, and formatting your citations. UI Libraries has a campus wide subscription to EndNote. The desktop version is available for faculty, staff, and graduate students, and the online version (EndNote Basic) is available for all affiliates.

The library offers group instruction or individual consultation for both tools. For more information in either tool, view the citing sources guide.

Referencing Tools for APA Formatting

There are a number of reference formatting tools which may help you get started with APA formatting. These include citation managers, such as EndNote, as well as EBSCO databases and the Infohawk+ catalog. Keep in mind that these tools are intended to get you started, but there may be errors,  especially with journal titles, article titles, and retrieval information for electronic sources, 

It is advised that a review of all formatted references is done to ensure accuracy. 

APA 6th Manual at UI libraries

Online APA Style Resources

Jennifer DeBerg

Jennifer DeBerg
Contact:
jennifer-deberg@uiowa.edu
319 335 8554
Clinical Education Librarian

Liaison to: Nursing, Communication Sciences, Music Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapies