Answered By: Emily Gilbert, Health Sciences Librarian
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2018     Views: 16759

Start by going in to Nursing Reference Center Plus. It can also be accessed via the database list, which is available on the library homepage or on the Resources tab in your classroom (under "e-Resources").

You can find the information needed to create your reference at the top of the Nursing Reference Center article record (image below) or you can click the Cite button (piece of paper icon on the right hand side of the screen) to find the start of your APA reference. It is important to examine each part of the pre-generated reference to make sure it is formatted correctly.  In the example below we can see the capitalization of the title is incorrect and it is missing the URL.

At the top of the record, you can see a section that says APA with a pre-generated reference.


Record in Nursing Reference Center indicating where the title field is located in the record.

Use the permalink for the resource from the NRC database. Find the permalink by clicking on the paper clip icon on the right hand side of the screen.



Image of Permalink field with a textbox that contains the permanent link for a specific resource in Nursing Reference Center.

Your final APA reference for a NRC article should look similar to the examples below:

Komusky, J., & Schub, T. (2013). Abdominal aoritc aneurysm. CINAHL Nursing
     Guide. Retrieved from

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