Q. How do I cite a case study?

I am confused how to cite a case study in APA format since case studies have their own citations.

Answer

According to APA, case studies do not have their own citation style or process, instead a case study is typically cited as a journal article. See below for some examples.

Journal Article/Case Study with DOI (Print or Electronic)

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial.(Year). Title of article. Journal Title, Volume Number(Issue

Number), Page Numbers. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxxxxxx.xx.x

Example:

Wheeler, B. J., & Taylor, B. J. (2012). Successful management of allergy to the insulin excipient metacresol in a

child with type 1 diabetes: a case report. Journal Of Medical Case Reports6(1), 263-266.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-6-263

Journal Article/Case Study Without a DOI from a Library Database

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., & Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of

article. Journal Title, Volume Number(Issue Number), Page Numbers. Retrieved from http://URL for

journal publisher's home page

Example:

Armstrong, S. M., & Schumann, L. (2003). Myasthenia gravis: Diagnosis and treatment [Case Study]. Journal of

the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 15(2), 72-78.

http://www.aanp.org/AANPCMS2/Publications/Journal(JAANP)2/

  • Last Updated Jun 22, 2020
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