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Nursing Library Guide: Creating a reference for a book

Guide to library resources for nursing students showing how to find information in books and journals, referencing and essay writing.

Components of a book reference

Author, A. B. (Date). Title in italics (only first word of title is capitalized) (Edition). (if not the first) Place: Publisher.

Example:

In List of References

‚ÄčPolit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and

    assessing evidence for  nursing practice (9th ed). Philadelphia:

    Wolters Kluwer Health.

In-text

(Polit & Beck, 2012)

(Polit & Beck, 2012, p. 19) direct quote

eBook

In List of References

Warady, B. A., Schaefer, F., & Alexander, S. (2012). Pediatric dialysis. New York:

     Springer. Retrieved from www.link.springer.com

In-text

(Warady, Schaefer & Alexander, 2012)

 

 

Online Book

In List of References

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. (2015). PICU handbook.

     Retrieved from http://www.uichildrens.org/PICUHandbook

In-text

 (University of Iowa Children's Hospital, 2015)

Thesis

In List of References

De la Rey, C. M. (1999). Career narratives of women professors in

     South Africa. (Ph.D. Thesis). University of Cape Town.

     Retrieved from

    https://open.uct.ac.za/bitstream/handle/11427/7859/thesis_hum_1999_delarey_c.pdf?sequence=1

In-text

(De la Rey, 1999)

Edited book

In List of References

Dixon, M., Crawford, D., Teasdale, D., & Murphy, J. (Eds.).

    (2009). Nursing the highly dependent child or infant: 

   A manual of careChichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.   

In-text

(Dixon, Crawford, Teasdale, & Murphy, 2009)   -  first time cited

(Dixon et al., 2009) - subsequent cites

Corporate or group author

Book produced by a group, corporation or organization will appear as follows:

In List of References

Soweto Trust for Nurse Clinical Training. (2005). Primary clinical

    care handbook (4th ed.). Houghton, South Africa: Jacana.

In-text Citation

(Soweto Trust for Nurse Clinical Training, 2005).

No author?

Where there is no author (e.g. Dictionaries) item will be listed under title.

In List of References

  Radiation. (2010). Concise medical dictionary (8th ed.). Oxford:

     Oxford University Press.

In-text Citation

(“Radiation”, 2010, p. 218)

In List of References

Heuristic. (n.d.). Merriam-Webster.  Retrieved from

      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heuristic

In-text Citation

(“Heuristic”, n.d.) - (n.d.) = date unknown