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This guide supplements library instruction for the Evidence-Based APA Article Assignment required in NURS 2260.

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What do we mean by evidence-based?

Sackett et al., 2000, has provided us with a universally accepted definition: the integration of the best research with clinical expertise and patient values. Evidence-based nursing, therefore is a rigorous methodology where all the research data for a particular problem or issue are analyzed together, also accounting for values and expert consensus. Nurse educators incorporate evidence-based practice into their curricula and use evidence-based strategies to support their teaching strategies. Nurse regulators use evidence-based regulation in their regulation of nurses.

(From Evidence-based Nursing Education)

For a visual diagram of the parts of a scholarly article, see:    


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How to Cite Articles Retrieved from Databases or the Web:

Articles retrieved from databases or the web are cited in 3 different ways. If the article has a DOI (digital object identifier) then use the first example below. However, if the article is found on the web and no DOI is assigned, then follow the second example. Finally, if the article is retrieved from a subscription database and no DOI is assigned, use the third example.

Culver, J. L., Arnow, B. A., & Ketter, T. A.. (2007). Bipolar disorder: Improving diagnosis and optimizing integrated care. Journal of

Clinical Psychology,63(1), 72-93. doi:10.1002/jclp.20333


Silva, R.R., Matzner, F., Diaz, J., Singh, S., & Dummit III, E.S. (1999). Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents: A guide to

diagnosis and treatment. CNS Drugs,12(6), 437-450.  Retrieved from


Hauser, M. U. (2013). The significance of at-risk or prodromal symptoms for bipolar I disorder in children and adolescents. Canadian

Journal of Psychiatry, 58(1), 22-31. Retrieved from Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection.


Additional Resource on APA Style:

APA at the OWL
APA--Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)
This resource contains detailed info on how to cite articles found on the web or in databases in the APA style.


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