There are hundreds of citation styles that all express the same information in various orders and formats. There are tools that help with the specifics of citations but it is important, and beneficial, to know what it is that makes up the citation.
The two parts of every citation style:
Both of these parts need to be present to have an adequate citation. The bibliography entry is often the most complicated and where the majority of differences between citation styles occur. Almost all styles are made up of the same components:
Below are a couple examples of bibliography entries in APA style. Different styles will have the same components, just in different orders and different uses of parenthesis, quotations, and punctuation.
Below is an example of a journal cited in APA 7. There are many things to consider including number of authors, type of item being cited, where you found it, etc. Check out the APA guide from the Libraries or use some of the resources on the left (above if on mobile) for more help.
This video takes you through citing a journal article in APA. It is covering APA 6 but everything is the same for 7 EXCEPT the DOI and URL information. If using a DOI, put it in as https://doi/org/number NOT as doi:. If there is no DOI and you are using a URL, DO NOT put in "Retrieved from." Just put the URL in.
This site has information on how to cite information found in Lippincott Advisor or Procedures (scroll towards the bottom).
To cite a specific procedure in either resource (such as “Advanced directives” in the example below), the format would be:
Title of article/summary/resource. (year). In Lippincott procedures. Retrieved from http://procedures.lww.com
Advanced directives. (2018). In Lippincott procedures. Retrieved from http://procedures.lww.com
Name of monograph, specific topic or chart. Specific database. Lexicomp. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Riverwoods, IL. Available at: http://online.lexi.com. Accessed Month day, year.
Methimazole. Lexi-Drugs. Lexicomp. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Riverwoods, IL. Available at: http://online.lexi.com. Accessed September 15, 2017.
Methimazole. Drug Facts and Comparisons. Facts & Comparisons eAnswers. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Riverwoods, IL. Available at: http://online.lexi.com. Accessed September 15, 2017.
Citation/Reference management tools are incredibly helpful! Not only do they help you keep all of your research organized and in one place, they help you write your citations! Below are a few options to chose from. They all work about the same so use whichever you personally prefer.
If you need assistance with any of these, just ask!
In addition, there are various websites that will take the components of a citation and put it in the appropriate format for the style you need. Citation Machine is one example.