Medical Students (M1-M2)

Health Sciences Library

Article Databases (Primary Literature)

Journals (Secondary Literature)

The secondary literature, as it relates to evidence based health care, is the literature that has filtered and synthesized the existing research.  These journals provide synthesis of existing research.

How Do I Cite...?

Citing information from a journal article found in an full-text database like PsychiatryOnline or CINAHL.

In Vancouver Style:

 

DOI available:

#. Author A, Author B. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal. year;vol(no):page numbers. doi:10.XXX/XXXXX.XX.

No DOI available:

#. Author A, Author B. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal [format]. year [cited year abbreviated month day];vol(no):page numbers. Available from: Database Name. Internet address.

Example:

Smith K, Smith P, Cercone S, McKee S, Homish G. Past year non-medical opioid use and abuse and PTSD diagnosis: interactions with sex and associations with symptom clusters. Addictive Behaviors [serial on the Internet]. (2016, July), [cited August 1, 2016]; 58167-174. Available from: CINAHL with Full Text.

 

Citing information from a journal article found on a website.

DOI available:

#. Author A, Author B. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal. year;vol(no):page numbers. doi:10.XXX/XXXXX.XX.

No DOI available

#. Author A, Author B. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal [format]. year [cited year abbreviated month day];vol(no):page numbers. Available from: Internet address.

Example:

​Rousseau C, Jean S, Gamache P, Lebel S, Mac-Way F, Biertho L, et al. Change in fracture risk and fracture pattern after bariatric surgery: nested case-control study. BMJ [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2016 Aug 1]; 354: [about 12 pages]. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i3794.