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How to Use TDS Health

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Cite APA

Getting your citation from TDS Health is different than getting it from other COM Library Databases. TDS Health provides citation for content from titles, images and media but not for alerts or news. 

1. Select the Citation Tool

For a citation for titles, images and media, there will be a Citation tool at the top of the page. Select it to get started.  

2. Grab the Plain Text Citation

2. Delete What You Don't Need

Because there are many citation styles that might be used, TDS Health incudes every piece of information required by all of them collectively. That means there are things you need to delete that APA does not require. In the example below, all the pieces highlighted in red are not needed.

APRIL HAZARD VALLERAND, PhD, RN, FAAN, CYNTHIA A. SANOSKI, BS, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, eds. 2019. Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses - 16th Ed. Philadelphia, PA. F. A. Davis Company. ISBN-10: 0-8036-6945-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-6945-1. STAT!Ref Online Electronic Medical Library.!!. 6/12/2018 4:19:30 PM CDT (UTC -05:00).

3. Put Together Pieces You Do Need

An eBook from our databases is cited just like a pint book, but with Retrieved from at the end of your citation. Like this: 

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. edition. URL.

Using the example, above, these are the pieces that you do need:

APRIL HAZARD VALLERAND, CYNTHIA A. SANOSKI, 2019. Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses. Philadelphia, PA. F. A. Davis Company.!!.

4. Format It

  1. Tweak author name and info: Change the text from all caps, use last name and first initials like this: Vallaerand, A.H. & Sanoski, C.A.
  2. Put parentheses around the date: (2019).
  3. Italicize the tile of the eBook: Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses.
  4. After pasting the citation in your paper, make sure it has a hanging indent, or create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
  5. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
  6. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

It Should Look Like

Vallaerand, A.H. & Sanoski, C.A. (2019). Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses.

Philadelphia, PA. F. A. Davis Company.