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Resources and tips for health information management (HIM) courses and topics.

APA Style

Group Author Citation

An example of how to cite a group author, for the DSM and an entry within the manual.

1.  Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

Citation for the DSM 5 online from Temple Libraries' PsychiatryOnline Premium Package database:

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.).

(For the list of references, use hanging indents and double-spacing)

Parenthetical citations: (American Psychiatric Association, 2022).

Narrative citations: American Psychiatric Association (2022)

2. Entry in the DSM

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Anxiety disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.).

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APA Government and Legal Sources

Citing a federal bill that has not been enacted

Title [if there is one], H.R. or S. bill number number, xxx Cong. (year). URL

The number should be preceded by H.R or S. depending on the source of  the bill.  Use the congress term year for xxx.

For example, for the House bill number 525

Mentoring to Succeed Act, H.R. 525, 118th Congress (2023).

Narrative citation:  Mentoring to Succeed Act (2023)

Parenthetical citation: (Mentoring to Succeed Act, 2023)

Reference:  APA 7th edition, chapter 11, section 16.

Notes:  congress (i.e., 2-year time-frame)

The 118th Congress convened on January 3, 2023 and will end January 3, 2025.  Congress is the national legislature in office for approximately two years.  Any bill that is not enacted before the end of the term will be considered dead and must be reintroduced in the new congress to be considered.

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Data Citation and Citation Managers

Citation managers save time and make it easy to:

  • Gather citations from databases and websites
  • Edit, organize, and search citations
  • Output citations in many formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)

Citation managers integrate with word-processing programs for inputting in-text citations and generating the corresponding bibliographies.

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