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Lippincott Citation

Citation example for content retrieved from Lippincott Advisor: 

Reference Page

Lippincott Advisor. (2020, July 10). Alopecia. Retrieved September 24, 2021, from https://advisor.lww.com/
         
lna/document.do?bid=4&did=909550

(Note: The author is not an individual, but rather staff writers for Lippincott Advisor, a proprietary database.  The articles in Lippincott Advisor are only available in that database (see APA Manual, Section 9.30), and have information that changes over time, so you will include a retrieval date (see APA Manual, Section 9.16)  Also, the author and database name are the same, therefore you can omit the second mention of the database to avoid repetition (see APA manual, Section 9.33)  

In-Text Citations

Parenthetical citation: (Lippincott Advisor, 2020)

Narrative citation: Lippincott Advisor (2020)

Government Citation Examples

Federal or State Statute

Name of Act, Public Law No. (Year). URL

Example:

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Publ. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010). https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/PLAW-111publ148/pdf/PLAW-111publ148.pdf

Report by a Government Agency or Other Organization

Organization Name. (Year). Title of report. URL

Example:

United States Government Accountability Office. (2019). Performance and accountability report: Fiscal year 2019https://www.gao.gov/assets/710/702715.pdf 

Report by Individual Authors at Government Agency or Other Organization

Lastname, F. M., & Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of report. Organization Name. URL

Example:

Palanker, D., Volk, J., Lucia, K., & Thomas, K. (2018). Mental health parity at risk: Deregulating the individual market and the impact on mental health coverage. National Alliance on Mental Illness. https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/Publications-Reports/Public-Policy-Reports/Parity-at-Risk/ParityatRisk.pdf 

Citing the DSM-V

Refer to Section 10.2 (example 32) of the APA Publication Manual, 7th edition, and the APA Style website for information on citing the DSM.

Complete work: 

Reference Page:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi-org.allstate.libproxy.ivytech.edu/
10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

In-Text Citation:
(American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

Individual Chapter:

Reference Page:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Cautionary statement for forensic use of DSM-5. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).  https://doi-org.allstate.libproxy.ivytech.edu/
10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.CautionaryStatement

In-Text Citation:
(American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

In-text Example: 

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM–5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) is the most widely accepted nomenclature used by clinicians and researchers for the classification of mental disorders.

The first time you cite the Manual, give its full title as above. After, you can use the abbreviation DSM–5: 

The DSM–5’s classification involves a shift from the traditional categorical approach to a dimensional approach. The changes involving the removal of the legal problems criterion and the addition of a craving criterion were retained in the final revision of the diagnostic criteria (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).

You can use the abbreviation APA for the author, as long as you introduce the APA's full name at first reference: 

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM–5; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013) is the most widely accepted nomenclature used by clinicians and researchers for the classification of mental disorders. . . . The changes involving the removal of the legal problems criterion and the addition of a craving criterion were retained in the final revision of the diagnostic criteria (APA, 2013).

APA Citation Guides

Discussion Posts and APA

Using APA in discussion posts is very similar to using APA in a paper. It helps to think of your discussion post as a short APA paper without a cover page.

You need to cite your sources in your discussion post both in-text and in a reference section. If you need help formatting in-text citations, check out our citation examples here.  Your reference citation will go at the end of your discussion post. 

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