Let’s construct the citation for the MedlinePlus website



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Let’s construct the citation for the MedlinePlus website

  • Let’s construct the citation for the MedlinePlus website

  • Open the website: http://medlineplus.gov







Title:

  • Title:

    • Transcribe the title as it appears online including the spelling, capitalization and any special characters.
    • Separate a title and subtitle with a colon (:) unless other punctuation is already there


Title:

  • Title:

    • Transcribe the title as it appears online including the spelling, capitalization and any special characters.
    • Separate a title and subtitle with a colon (:) unless other punctuation is already there


Type of Medium:

  • Type of Medium:

    • For websites, use: [Internet].
  • Place of Publication:

    • If no place of publication is included on the homepage, look for it on a ‘Contact Us’ or similar page.
    • If a place of publication cannot be identified, use: [place unknown]


Type of Medium:

  • Type of Medium:

    • For websites, use: [Internet].
  • Place of Publication:

    • If no place of publication is included on the homepage, look for it on a ‘Contact Us’ or similar page.
    • If a place of publication cannot be identified, use: [place unknown]


Publisher:

  • Publisher:

    • The publisher is often given with the copyright statement at the bottom of the homepage. The publisher may be the same as the author.
      • If there is no publisher given, use: [publisher unknown].
      • If there is no place or publisher, use: [place unknown: publisher unknown].
      • Special rule: The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health. It is cited as “National Institutes of Health (US), National Library of Medicine”


Publisher:

  • Publisher:

    • The publisher is often given with the copyright statement at the bottom of the homepage. The publisher may be the same as the author.
      • If there is no publisher given, use: [publisher unknown].
      • If there is no place or publisher, use: [place unknown: publisher unknown].
      • Special rule: The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health. It is cited as “National Institutes of Health (US), National Library of Medicine”


Dates:

  • Dates:

    • If there is no publication date but there is a copyright date (with a ©), use the copyright date(s) preceded by a ‘c’.
    • Include updating or revision dates after the publication date. Use the webpage’s terminology for the date and include it in square brackets with the cited date.
    • If there is no date of publication, use the date of updating or revision.
    • If there is no date of publication, updating or revision, include only the cited date in square brackets.


Dates:

  • Dates:

    • If there is no publication date but there is a copyright date (with a ©), use the copyright date(s) preceded by a ‘c’.
    • Include updating or revision dates after the publication date. Use the webpage’s terminology for the date and include it in square brackets with the cited date.
    • If there is no date of publication, use the date of updating or revision.
    • If there is no date of publication, updating or revision, include only the cited date in square brackets.


Available from:

  • Available from:

    • Use the complete URL of the website’s homepage.
    • Break a long URL after a slash (/).
    • End with a period (.) only if the URL ends with a slash (/)


Available from:

  • Available from:

    • Use the complete URL of the website’s homepage.
    • Break a long URL after a slash (/).
    • End with a period (.) only if the URL ends with a slash (/)




Start with the citation for the homepage except for the citation date and URL

  • Start with the citation for the homepage except for the citation date and URL

  • Insert information about the webpage you used including the title, publication and citation dates, length and URL

  • Examples and instructions in Citing Medicine, Chapter 25



MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health (US), National Library of Medicine; [updated 2013 Sep 10]. Athlete’s foot; [updated 2013 March 22; cited 2013 Sep 16]; [about 3 screens]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency /article/000875.htm

  • MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health (US), National Library of Medicine; [updated 2013 Sep 10]. Athlete’s foot; [updated 2013 March 22; cited 2013 Sep 16]; [about 3 screens]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency /article/000875.htm



Use the “How to write a reference” link on the Library’s homepage

  • Use the “How to write a reference” link on the Library’s homepage

  • Ask at the Information Desk (1st floor library)

  • Use our Ask A Librarian online service




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