APA Style, 6th Edition

HOW TO CITE A DRUG RECORD WITH NO AUTHOR(S) FROM THE DYNAMED DATABASE

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Date of publication). Title of database entry/article in sentence case. Retrieved from Name database

Formatted example:

There are two options for citing this source in-text:

1) Author, year of publication, paragraph number or heading (if there are no page numbers) placed in brackets at the end of the sentence:

(American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2013, "Uses and Efficacy").

2) Alternatively, the citation may be integrated into the sentence with a signal phrase and narrative:

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2013) listed "symptomatic relief of nonproductive cough, alone or in combination with other antitussives or expectorants" as one use of codeine ("Uses and Efficacy").


APA rules for in-text citation change depending on the number/type of author(s). Count the authors and follow the rule below:

Work with ONE author
Work with TWO authors
Work with THREE to FIVE authors
Work with SIX or more authors
Work with a GROUP, ORGANIZATION or CORPORATE author
Work with NO author specified
INTERVIEW, PRESENTATION, or PERSONAL COMMUNICATION (Unpublished)
SECONDARY SOURCE (A source found inside a source)
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