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Nursing: Articles

Nursing Research Guide

Information Needed

  • Author
  • Article Title
  • Date (see format for type of source)
  • Periodical Title (magazine, journal, or newspaper)
  • Volume
  • Issue (for journals and a few magazines)
  • Pages

What is a DOI ?

A DOI or Digital Object Identifier is a unique code assigned to some digital objects, including articles, on the internet. The DOI is designed to be a persistent locator and will not change when a publisher's URL changes.

DOI's were first assigned in 2000 and are becoming more popular with online journal articles every year, but not every online article has a DOI. Only materials published by a participating publisher will be assigned a DOI.

Most citation styles give options for citing an article with a DOI and for citing an article without a DOI.

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Journal Articles, Electronic & Print

Electronic Journal Articles

With a doi: Author. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(number), pages. doi

Stultz, K. (2006). Integrating exposure therapy and analytic therapy in trauma treatment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(4), 482-488. doi:10.1037/0002-9432.76.4.482

Without a doi: Author. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(number), pages. Retrieved from URL

Sillick, T. J., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap/article/view/71/100

 

Paper Journal Articles

Author. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(number), pages.

Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36.

 

Journal Articles with 8 or More Authors

1st 6 Authors,...Last Author. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(number), pages.

Gilbert, D. G., McClernon, J. F., Rabinovich, N. E., Sugai, C., Plath, L. C., Asgaard, G.,...Botros, N. (2004). Effects of quitting smoking on EEG activation and attention last for more than 31 days and are more severe with stress, dependence, DRD2 A1 allele, and depressive traits. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 6, 249-267. doi:10.1080/14622200410001676305

Magazine Articles, Electronic & Print

Electronic Magazine Article

Author. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Magazine Title, volume, pages. Retrieved from URL

Begley, S., Underwood, A., Springen, K., & Gesalman, A. B. (2002, April 8). The schizophrenic mind. Newsweek, 139(14/15),  62-66. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com

 

Print Magazine Article

Author. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Magazine Title, volume, pages.

Kandel, E. R., & Squire, L. R. (2000, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down scientific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-1120.

 

Magazine article with no author

Article title. (Year, Month Day). Magazine Title, volume, pages. Retrieved from URL

My five most important books. (2007, May 28). Newsweek, 149, 13. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com

Newspaper Articles, Electronic & Print

Electronic Newspaper Articles

Author. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Newpaper Title (edition), page. Retrieved from URL

Steinberg, J. (1998, Dec. 10). Far from the pleading crowd: Furby's dad. The New York Times (Final ed.), p. B2. Retrieved from http://www.lexisnexis.com
 

Print Newspaper Articles

Author. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Newspaper Title (edition), page.

Wang, S. S. (2011, Oct. 4). A hormone may treat autism, social disorders. Wall Street Journal (Eastern ed.), p. D1-D2.
 

Newspaper Article Without an Author

Article title. (Year, Month Day). Newspaper Title (edition), page.

New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. (1993, July 15). The Washington Post, p. A12.

Citing Items Without an Author

If an article, book or other resource does not have an identifiable author, move the title to the first element and keep everything else in the same place.

APA Book:

Title. Date. Place of Publication: Publisher.

MLA Book:

Title. Place of Publication: Publisher. Date. Format.

Chicago Author-Date Book:

Title. Year. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Citing Items Without a Date

If a publication does not have a date, use the abbreviation n.d. for no date.

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