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Nursing: Undergraduate

The purpose of this guide is to organize the most relevant USD Library resources for clinicians, students, and faculty within the discipline of Nursing.

Citing your Sources

In the allied health fields, the most popular citation style is the APA Style (American Psychological Association).

When writing a research paper it is important to properly cite your resources. This online guide will help you with the writing of your research.

Consider using a citation management software, such as Endnote, to simplify the process of collecting, organizing, and formatting your citations. The Libraries offers group instruction or individual consultation for EndNote.

Books: APA Style

The most recent edition of the APA Publication Manual can be found in the Reference area of the University Libraries.

APA 7th Edition Changes

In short, the changes are:

  1. Don't include publisher location
  2. Shorten in-text citation for 3+ authors
  3. Include up to 20 authors in the reference
  4. Format DOIs as URLs
  5. Don't included "Retrieved from" in front of URL
  6. Don't include the format, platform or device for ebooks
  7. Citing Contributors
  8. New examples for online source types
  9. Use singular "they" as a gender-neutral pronoun
  10. Use descriptive phrases instead of labels
  11. Use exact age ranges
  12. More flexibility in font choices
  13. Simplified running head
  14. Running head is omitted in student papers
  15. Updated heading styles
  16. Use only one space after a period
  17. Use double quotation marks for linguistic examples
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