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Dental Problem-Based Learning Citations: Citing Resources for PBL

Citing Resources for PBL

It is recommended that you cite each resource you use for your Learning Need correctly. Utilize the resources listed here in order to create your bibliographies. PBL Facilitators generally will not require you to use a particular citation style, but they do ask that you select a citation style and use it consistently. Some may ask you to annotate your bibliographies/citations with information regarding how you searched for a particular article or book.

Tip: These E-Book collections will automatically generate a citation for you (see examples from the databases below):

       Access Medicine                                      R2 Library (Rittenhouse)                                     Stat!Ref

  • For ClinicalKey, use the citation style of your choice.
  • In PubMed, use the citation style of your choice.
  • Use Google to search for how to cite from Lexi-Comp and UpToDate databases.

If you are still having difficulty citing resources, please contact your librarian.

Formatted Citations via USC Libraries Catalog

You can generate a citation for a book found in the USC Libraries Catalog by simply clicking on the quotation mark (") icon. Select between multiple style options.

Formatted Citations via E-Book Collections

In Access Medicine you can cite a book or chapter by clicking "Get Citation" in the menu bar below the book or chapter title.

In R2 Library you can cite a book or chapter by clicking "Tools" followed by "Export Citation" in the menu above the book or chapter title, and below the search box.

In Stat!Ref you can cite a book or chapter by clicking "Download Citations" from the menu bar above the book or chapter title.


Formatted Citations via Google Scholar

You can generate formatted citations via Google Scholar by clicking on the quotation marks (") icon below the citation. Please be sure to double check the citation information for accuracy.

Subject Guide

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Hannah Schilperoort
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
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Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641
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