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How To Cite: Recommendation by the NSU library

The ClinicalKey corporate recommendation does not necessarily follow the citation style guidelines that you may need for your class assignments or for the publication of a manuscript. Since ClinicalKey contains different types of content you will need to note what type of material you are citing in order to follow the style rules for that type of resource.

  • FirstConsult: Treat this resources like a chapter from an ebook. According to the Purdue Online Writing Lab, to cite a Chapter/Section of a Web Document or Online Book Chapter in APA style when the chapter is in an Edited Book you would follow this template if using APA style:

    Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

  • For more information, the rules for citing editors are listed in Section 6.27 Author and Editor Information of the APA's Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
    • Note: The Purdue OWL site also states that in the case of electronic books, "If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from", and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name." Since CLinicalKey is a licensed resource, not available to the general public, the library example reflects this recommendation.
  • If you are citing a journal article, follow the APA style guide for electronic journal articles. The Purdue OWL website has some helpful tips on how to cite ejournals with or without DOI's.