Citing DynaMed

Citation formats vary by style and by resource access method. DynaMed content is available via multiple formats, including Internet browsing, mobile browsing and direct access from electronic health records. For simplicity, we suggest citing the Internet version of DynaMed.

DynaMed is updated daily and individual topics are updated frequently. To provide the most detail for understanding the currency of the DynaMed topic cited, the citation should include the date when the topic was accessed and the date when the topic was last updated. The last update is noted immediately under the topic title when you access the topic online.

Remember to pay special attention to personal names, capitalization and dates. Always consult your library resources for the exact formatting and punctuation guidelines. The following examples may serve as a guide when you cite DynaMed content and derivative works.

National Library of Medicine, or “Vancouver style” (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors)
Citing a specific record:
DynaMed [Internet]. Ipswich (MA): EBSCO Information Services. 1995 –   .Record No. 113862, Acetaminophen poisoning; [updated 2010 Mar 09; cited 2010 Mar 23]; [about 24 screens].Available from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=DynaMed&id=113862. Registration and login required.

Citing a specific drug record:
American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Inc., DynaMed [Internet]. Ipswich (MA): EBSCO Information Services. 1995 -   .Record No. 233015, Varenicline; [updated 2010 Apr 30; cited 2010 May 03]; [about 16 screens].Available from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=DynaMed&id=233015. Registration and login required.

Citing the whole database:
DynaMed [Internet]. Ipswich (MA): EBSCO Information Services. 1995 –   .[cited 2010 Mar 23]. Available from http://www.ebscohost.com/DynaMed/.  Registration and login required.

Citing the DynaMed Weekly Update:
DynaMed Editorial Team. Lenient Rate Control and Strict Rate Control for Atrial Fibrillation Appear to have Similar Cardiovascular Outcomes. DynaMed Weekly Update [Internet]. 2010 Mar 24 [cited 2010 Mar 27];5(12) [about 1 screen]. Available from: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs028/1102736301344/archive/1103221231828.html

 

American Medical Association (AMA)
Citing a specific record:
Acetaminophen poisoning. In DynaMed [database online]. EBSCO Information Services. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=DynaMed&id=113862. Updated March 09, 2010. Accessed March 23, 2010.

Citing a specific drug record:
Varenicline. In DynaMed [database online]. EBSCO Information Services.
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=DynaMed&id=233015. Updated April 30, 2010. Accessed May 3, 2010.

Citing the whole database:
DynaMed [database online]. Ipswich (MA): EBSCO Information Services. http://www.ebscohost.com/DynaMed/. Accessed March 23, 2010.

Citing the DynaMed Weekly Update:
DynaMed Editorial Team. Lenient Rate Control and Strict Rate Control for Atrial Fibrillation Appear to have Similar Cardiovascular Outcomes. DynaMed Weekly Update [Internet]. 2010 Mar 24 http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs028/1102736301344/archive/1103221231828.html Accessed March 27, 2010

 

American Psychological Association (APA)
Citing a specific record:
DynaMed. (2008, March 8). Acetaminophen poisoning. Ipswich, MA:EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved March 23, 2010, from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=DynaMed&id=113862

Citing a specific drug record:
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc., DynaMed. (2008, March 8). Varenicline. Ipswich, MA:EBSCO Information Services. Retrieved May 3, 2010, from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=DynaMed&id=233015

Citing using an in text citation:
Severe effects of acetaminophen poisoning are more common after age 40. (DynaMed, 2010).

Citing the DynaMed Weekly Update:
DynaMed Editorial Staff.  (2010, March 23) Lenient Rate Control and Strict Rate Control for Atrial Fibrillation Appear to have Similar Cardiovascular Outcomes. DynaMed Weekly Update 5(12). Retrieved March 27, 2010 from http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs028/1102736301344/archive/1103221231828.html