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NURS 417: Family and Community Health

Research guide for the Community Health Teaching Project

Quick Style Guides

Use these quick guides for examples of how to cite common types of sources in APA, MLA, CSE, and Chicago styles.

Citing Tables and Government Reports

Citing Statistical Tables

For a complete description of citation guidelines, refer to p. 179 (citing specific parts of a source) and p. 205 (entry in a reference work) of the of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2010) [Ref. BF76.7.P83 2010]. The Recommended Online Citation Guides listed above will also be useful.

Citing Specific Parts of a Source

For in-text citations, indicate the page, chapter, figure, or table within the parenthetical citation.

Basic form:

(Author, Year, Table #)

Example:

(Centers for Disease Control, 2011, Table 4)

Entry in a Reference Work
APA does not provide specific information on how to cite a statistical table, but use this general format to cite part of a source (e.g. a statistical table) in the bibliography.

Basic form:

Author. (Year). Title of entry. In Editor (Eds.), Title of reference book (pp. xxx-xxx). Retrieved from http:// OR Location: Publisher OR doi:xxxx OR Datebase Name (Accession Number, if known).

Examples:

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. (2013). Table 223: Children who are obese by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin: 1976 to 2010. In K. Wallman (Ed.), America's Family: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013. Retrieved from ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. database.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. (2013). Table 45: Diabetes prevalence and glycemic control among adults aged 20 and over, by sex, age, and race, and Hispanic origin: UnitedStates, selected years 1988–1994 through 2007–2010. In Health, United States, 2012. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus12.pdf#045

 

Citing Websites and Government Reports

Citing Specific Parts of a Source

For in-text citations, indicate the page number if possible. For an online source, it is permissable to omit. For organziations as author, if the organization has a recognizable acronym, name it in the first use and use the abbreviated form in subsequent use.

Basic form:

(Author, Year, p. #)

Example:

(World Health Organziation, 2013)

(U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS], 2013, p. 211) [first use]
(NCHS, 2013, p. 213) [subsequent use]

Citing Online Sources and Government Reports

Basic form: 

Author. (Year). Title. Publication information OR Retrieved from http://

Examples:

World Health Organization. (2013). World Health Statistics, 2013. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/gho/
publications/world_health_statistics/2013/en/

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. (2013). Health, United States, 2012. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/