Health Facts Plus: FAQ - Can you tell me how to cite MedlinePlus pages?

Health Facts Plus: FAQ - Can you tell me how to cite MedlinePlus pages?

Question: Can you tell me how to cite MedlinePlus pages?

This is the citation style recommended by the National Library of Medicine, based upon its Recommended Formats for Bibliographic Citation.

MedlinePlus [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); [updated 2005 Aug 12; cited 2005 August 11]. Available from: http://medlineplus.gov/.

Health Topic pageBegin by citing the MedlinePlus homepage, then add information about the topic being cited:

MedlinePlus [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); [updated 2005 Aug 12]. Heart attack; [updated 2005 Jul 19; reviewed 2005 May 4; cited 2005 Aug 12]; [about 2 p.]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/heartattack.html

Drug Information from MedMasterBegin by citing MedMaster, then add information about the drug being cited:

MedMaster Patient Drug Information [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc.; ©2004. Protriptyline; [updated 2005 Aug 4; cited 2005 Aug 12]; [about 5 p.]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a604025.html

Drug Information from USP DIBegin by citing USP DI, then add information about the drug being cited:

USP DI Advice for the Patient [Internet]. [Greenwood Village (CO)]: Thomson MICROMEDEX; ©2005. Antidepressants, Tricyclic (Systemic); [revised 2005 Feb 1; cited 2005 Aug 12]; [about 12 p.]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/uspdi/202055.html

Herb and Supplement Information from Natural StandardBegin by citing Natural Standard, then add information about the entry being cited:

Natural Standard: the authority on integrative medicine [Internet]. Cambridge (MA): Natural Standard; ©2005. St. John''s wort (Hypericum perforatum L.); [updated 2005 Sep 1; cited 2006 Feb 1]; [about 10 p.] Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-stjohnswort.html

EncyclopediaBegin by citing the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia, then add information about the entry being cited:

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia [Internet]. Atlanta (GA): A.D.A.M., Inc.; ©2005. Nail abnormalities; [updated 2005 Apr 30; cited 2005 Aug 12]; [about 4 p.]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003247.htm

DictionaryBegin by citing the dictionary, then add information about the term being cited:

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary [Internet]. [Springfield (MA)]: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated; ©2003. Phagocytosis; ©2003 [cited 2005 Aug 12]; [about 2 screens]. Available from: http://www2.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwmednlm&book=Medical&va=phagocytosis.

New articles are provided by several news organization, including; Reuters, HealthDay, United Press International, Canadian Press, New York Times Syndicate, and others. The sample citations use Reuters stories.Signed article

Begin with the author and title of the news item, then add information about the news organization/provider:

Boggs W. Therapy for depression can help minority women [Internet]. [New York]: Reuters; 2005 Aug 9 [cited 2005 Aug 12]. [about 2 screens]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_26229.html

Begin by citing the news organization/provider, then add information about the news item being cited:

Reuters Health Information [Internet]. [New York]: Reuters; ©2005. Asthma may increase stroke risk; 2005 Aug 9 [cited 2005 Aug 12]; [about 1 screen]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_26231.html

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