Q. How to Cite Information from DynaMed Plus
DynaMed Plus is a clinical reference tool for use at the point of care. In addition, DynaMed is used in EMR and EHR applications, CME and CEU, clinical education and research, and other purposes by the global DynaMed Community. DynaMed users often cite DynaMed content and may need guidance in how to do so correctly.
Citation formats vary by style and by resource access method. DynaMed Plus content is available via multiple formats including Internet browsing, mobile browsing, and direct access from electronic health records. For simplicity, we suggest citing the Internet version of DynaMed Plus.
DynaMed Plus is updated daily and individual topics are updated frequently. To provide the most detail for understanding the currency of the DynaMed Plus topic cited, the citation should include the date when the topic was accessed and the date when the topic was last updated. The last update is noted immediately under the topic title when you access the topic online.
Remember to pay special attention to personal names, capitalization, and dates. Always consult your library resources for the exact formatting and punctuation guidelines. The following examples may serve as a guide when you cite DynaMed Plus content and derivative works.
American Psychological Association (APA)
Citing a specific record:
DynaMed Plus. (2015, March 8). Acetaminophen poisoning. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved March 1, 2015, from http://www.dynamed.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=DynaMed&id=113862
Citing a specific drug record:
Truven Health Analytics Inc., DynaMed Plus. (2015, March 8). Varenicline. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved May 3, 2015, from http://www.dynamed.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=DynaMed&id=23301
Citing a specific lab record:
Truven Health Analytics Inc., DynaMed Plus. (2015, April 25). Cholesterol serum measurement. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved May 3, 2014, from http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T907169/Serum-cholesterol-measuremen
Citing using an in text citation:
Severe effects of acetaminophen poisoning are more common after age 40. (DynaMed Plus, 2015).
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