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APA 6th Referencing Style Guide

This guide introduces the APA referencing style with examples of citation styles for different types of resources.

ClinicalKey, MIMSGateway, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and UpToDate

ClinicalKey reference list entries

Chapter in an e-book:

Corey, B.L., & Stahl, R.D. (2017). Glycemic control and cardiovascular disease risk reduction after bariatric surgery. In J. l. Cameron (Ed.), Current surgical therapy (pp. 806-811). Retrieved from https://www.clinicalkey.com

Journal article - with doi:

Shin, J. J., Lee, E. K., Park, T. J., & Kim, W. (2015). Damage-associated molecular patterns and their pathological relevance in diabetes mellitus. Ageing Research Reviews, 24(Pt A), 66-76. doi:10.1016/j.arr.2015.06.004

Journal article - no doi:

Courties, A., & Sellam, J. (2016). Osteoarthritis and type 2 diabetes mellitus: What are the links? Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 122, 198-206. Retrieved from http://www.diabetesresearchclinicalpractice.com/

 

Cochrane Systematic Reviews

Blake, D., Farquhar, C., Johnson, N., & Proctor, M. (2007). Cleavage stage versus blastocyst stage embryo transfer in assisted conception. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2007(4). https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD002118.pub3

For more help with referencing Cochrane Systematic Reviews go to the APA Blog.

 

MIMS Gateway reference list entries

No PDF available:

 

Mimsgateway. (2016a). Acarbose. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from http://www.mimsgateway.co.nz

 

Mimsgateway. (2016b). Aspirin. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from http://www.mimsgateway.co.nz

 

Mimsgateway. (2016c). Clexane. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from http://www.mimsgateway.co.nz

PDF document:

Mimsgateway. (2016). Accupril. Retrieved from http://www.mimsgateway.co.nz/NewZealand/drug/printtopdf/Accupril/Accupril?type=BRANDEDBRIEF&pr=y

 

UpToDate reference list entries

Williams, J., & Nieuwsma, J. (2016). Screening for depression in adults. In J. A. Melin (Ed.), UpToDate. Retrieved February 1, 2017, from https://www.uptodate.com/contents/screening-for-depression-in-adults

Web and intranet resources

Reference format for documents on a website

Webpage

 

Author(s). (Year). Title of document. Retrieved Month day, year, from http://xxxx

PDF document:

 

Author(s). (Year). Title of document. Retrieved from http://xxxx

 

Reference list entries for websites:

The Code on the Health and Disability Commissioner website:

Health and Disability Commissioner. (n.d.). The HDC Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights Regulation 1996. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from http://www.hdc.org.nz/the-act--code/the-code-of-rights/the-code-(full)

Clinical guidelines on the Auckland District Health Board website:

Stirling, J., Hamer, M., & Hughes, B. (2016). Dopamine for use in paediatric cardiology. Retrieved November 22, 2017, from https://www.starship.org.nz/guidelines/dopamine-for-use-in-paediatric-cardiology/

Webb, L., & Kelly, P. (2016). Abuse and neglect. Retrieved December 16, 2016, from https://www.starship.org.nz/for-health-professionals/starship-clinical-guidelines/a/abuse-and-neglect/#Introduction 

Webb, R., Nicholson, R., & Wilson, N. (2015). Kawasaki Disease. Retrieved October 22, 2016, from https://www.starship.org.nz/guidelines/kawasaki-disease/

PDF document from Health and Disability Commissioner's website:

Health and Disability Commissioner. (2009). A review of the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 and Code of Health and Disability Services Consumer's Rights. Report to the Minister of Health. Retrieved from http://www.hdc.org.nz/media/21446/report.pdf

Note: There are two versions of the 2009 Health and Disability Commissioner Act review report on the HDC website. The easy to read report is incomplete. Refer to the full publication unless told otherwise by your lecturer.

 

Reference format for documents on an intranet

An intranet is a private communication network accessible only to staff within an organisation. An organisation's document file tree is an intranet. Use the referencing formats given above. 

Reference list entry:

Auckland District Health Board. (2011). Procedures for clients’ right to privacy. Retrieved from http://www.adhb/staff/procedures/client_right_to_privacy

New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)

For help referencing the New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) see Legislation and cases.

Legislation and commentary

For help referencing health legislation, cases and commentary see Legislation and cases.