CINAHL and Nursing Classification
CINAHL uses some subject headings that include acronyms at the end of the heading, such as Sensory-Perceptual Alterations (NANDA) or Risk Identification (Iowa NOC).
These acronyms refer to nursing classification systems.
Only use the nursing classification subject headings if you are looking for records that specifically mention the classification.
Parts of a Citation
The most basic entry for a journal consists of the author name(s), year published, article title, journal name, volume number, issue number, page numbers and DOI*.
Last Name(s), F. (Year Published). Article Title. Journal name in italics, Volume Number(Issue Number), Page Numbers. DOI
Kent, F., & Keating, J. L. (2015). Interprofessional education in primary health care for entry level students - A systematic literature review. Nurse Education Today, 35(12), 1221-1231. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2015.05.005
*See box below for more information on the DOI.
Citation Finders: Find a specific article
What is a DOI?
The digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique identifier for citation linking services for scientific publishing in the digital world. It is another way for people to find things in the digital environment so it is helpful to include it in a citation if it is available.
From the Publication Manual:
Crediting Sources 6.31 pages 187-192 “Electronic Sources and Locator Information”
Reference Examples 7.01 pages 198-202
Both of these parts of the APA 6th edition explain the digital object identifier (DOI) and how to include it in the reference.
APA recommends that you include this DOI when it is available for both print and electronic sources.
See the journal example with a DOI included on page 198 of the APA 6th edition.
The web site called Crossref.org is a place where you can look up the DOI number for articles and include them in your citation.
APA Style Guide to Electronic References - a pdf version of the APA guide to citing electronic resources.
APA Style Blog - the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.
APA Reference Style Guide – a comprehensive APA Guide from Northern Michigan University
APA Tutorial --From Southern Mississippi
APA Tutorial to the 6th edition created by University Library at Governors State University
Citing Online Resources -- by Brenda Barron
The Writing Center – From University of Wisconsin
From http://www.apastyle.org, you can order the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, view a tutorial, or read their FAQ section.
Find the APA Guide in the OHSU Library.
Amazon.com often has used copies available as well.
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