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Nursing Resources

This guide is designed to help Emory students, faculty, & staff access library resources, find scholarly literature & tools related to nursing.

APA Style

The Emory School of Nursing uses APA (American Psychological Association) style.  The APA citation style is primarily used by disciplines in the business, social sciences, health, and education fields.


The Emory School of Nursing uses APA (American Psychological Association) style.

Use the OWL! The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) is an excellent, free resource for all things APA.

Why Cite?

Researching ethically is also researching efficiently.

  • Cite each piece of information that is not the result of your own research, or common knowledge.
  • Start your research early; give yourself time to research carefully.
  • Note the sources you use when you use them so you don't have to go back later and try to find them.  Use a Citation Manager, such as EndNote or Zotero, to manage your citations and cite while you write.

Why Cite?

  • Give proper credit to the author(s) of the information you use.
  • Avoid plagiarism.
  • Allow readers to find your sources.
  • Avoid serious academic consequences.

Additional Resources

How to Paraphrase