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The American Psychological Association's style manual is used by researchers, authors, and students in the behavioral and social sciences, including nursing, psychology, sociology, education, political science, and communication studies.

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Book in print:

Donahue, M. P., Russac, P. A., & Christy, T. E. (1985).  Nursing, the finest art: An illustrated history. C.V. Mosby.


Dossey, B. M., Keegan, L., & Guzzetta, C. E. (2005). Holistic nursing: A handbook for practice.

 Article from a database:

Carney, T., Stein, S. E., & Quinlan, J. J. (2013). The need for additional training for nutritional management of diabetes. British Journal of Nursing, 22(9), 512-517.

Online encyclopedia entry:

Hansen, H. (2004). Apprenticeship. In P.S. Fass (Ed.), Encyclopedia of children and childhood: In history and society (Vol. 1, pp. 64-66). Macmillan Reference USA.


Viterbo University. (n.d.) Catholic Franciscan identity. Retrieved from